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Green Ukraine / Ukrainian Far East (1921, Russian Far East)

Last modified: 2005-10-08 by antonio martins
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Description and origin

James Minahan’s Nations Without States [mnh96], says that after the Bolshevik Far East republic was established (6 April 1920), Far Eastern areas with an ethnic Ukrainian majority attempted to secede and establish an entity called Green Ukraine. The movement quickly proved abortive.
Ned Smith, 23 Feb 2001

Flag proposals

In “Flags of Non-Russian Peoples Under Soviet Rule” by Prof. Walter Trembicky [tbc69], pages 134 and 135, it mentions two proposed flags for Green Ukraine, or the Ukrainian Far East, neither of which was officially adopted, since the movement quickly proved abortive. There are simple black & white line drawings illustrating the two proposed flags on p. 133 of [tbc69]. The green in the two flags was described as dark or deep green.
Ned Smith, 24 Feb 2001

The author of the article [tbc69] cited as sources for these two flags «reports from refugees», so perhaps the drawings are only his reconstructions from verbal reports and not based on actual specifications or images.
Ned Smith, 26 Feb 2001

Hoist triangle design

[flag proposal #1]
image by Ivan Sache, 28 Feb 2001

One [of the two proposed flags] was the Ukrainian blue-over-gold bicolor with a green triangle at the hoist.
Ned Smith, 24 Feb 2001

The drawings in the article show the first flag proposal as a 2:3 flag, with the triangle extending from the hoist half the length of the flag.
Ned Smith, 26 Feb 2001

Could this have been the remote origin of the current Khabaraovsk region flag?…
António Martins, 24 Oct 2002

Canton design

[flag proposal #2]
image by Ivan Sache, 28 Feb 2001

The other [of the two proposed flags] was a green flag with the Ukrainian blue/gold bicolor in the canton.
Ned Smith, 24 Feb 2001

The second drawing also shows a 2:3 flag, with a Ukrainian bicolor in the canton. The canton is, one half the length and one half the height of the flag.
Ned Smith, 26 Feb 2001