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On the TV news tonight (19/1/96) was some footage relating to the end of
the hijacking of the Turkish Black Sea ferry by supporters of the Chechen
separatists. One shot showed supporters of the hijackers on the shore. They
were waving Chechen flags and also red flags
which resembled the Turkish flag except that they had
three stars (in a triangular pattern, I think) instead of one.
Stuart Notholt, 19 Jan 1996
The Chechenya mailing list had a post concerning a flag sent from
Chechenya to some chechenyans in Jordon. It contained a gray wolf, said
to be a symbol of Chechnians, whose national anthem refers to their birth
with the birth of the wolves. The use of this new flag may be due to this
symbolism or due to the fact that the previous one is too similar to that
of many other groups using same pattern with different colors.
William Grimes-Wyatt, 22 Jan 1996
Could this be just the 1991-1994 state
António Martins, 23 Jun 2005
In 1940, a rebellion broke out in the
Chechno-Ingushetian Republic and
spread rapidly. A political figure named Khasan Israilov proclaimed a
war to liberate the Caucasus and formed a “provisional revolutionary
people’s government” which gained control of several districts;
the uprising lasted for years. Anyone knows the flag?
The rebels established contacts with the
advancing German army, as a number of other
peoples did under Stalin. For that, Chechens and Ingush were subjected
to mass deportations starting in 1944.
Jaume Ollé, 26 Feb 2000