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Four small radical political parties, the largest being
“Workers’ Russia”, and Soviet dictator Josef
Stalin’s grandson joined forces Sunday as “The Stalinist
Bloc”. It was formally launched at a congress in a Moscow
hotel Sunday, beneath banners bearing Stalin’s portrait imposed
on a Soviet red star.
Jaume Ollé, 28 Aug 1999, quoting AP
According Statutes of party "Undivisible nation of Russia":
1.4. Party have its symbolics:Victor Lomantsov, 18 Apr 2003
- emblem of the party is a text "Undivisible nation of Russia" written with capital letters of red colour, font "Impact" (Cyr.)
- flag of the party is white with image of the emblem
The party is called Rodina (Motherland, Homeland). They
back the Kremlin on certain issues. A flag, I have not seen yet,
since this is a new party.
Zach Harden, 08 Dec 2003
Dov Gutterman, 22 Mar 1999
Probably belongs to one marginal pro-communist
organisation "Red Cross-road" (the meaning of the
inscription). I’ve never heard of that organisation
and have never seen the flag as well. The host of
the site is the International Center for Forming of
the Communist Doctrine.
Alexei Arkhipov, 22 Mar 1999
The mixing of tsarist symbols (Peter’s alternate
naval flag), hammer
and sickle and red-white-black might suppose a neonazi
(or “fascist”, as they’re called here) party or group,
a fringe group of soviet nostalgic nationalists (and
hence the saloon style lettering certainly isn’t an US
connection) but I’m not sure. None of the russians whom
I asked knew this one. (I also have no idea why "s" and
"t" are red while the other letters are black.)
António Martins, 08 Jul 1999
I found a flag at this
website. It referes to a polictal party named Self-Governing Workers.
Steve Stringfellow, 24 Jan 1999
The hands are suspisiously like W.
Smith’s proposal flag for Antartica.
Željko Heimer, 26 Jan 1999
The number 177 of Vida Soviética [official Soviet information abroad magazine in Portuguese], of April, 1990, one of the last issues published before the split of the USSR, had an article about Strangths and weaknesses of Russia, examining the position of Russia within the Union and its potential. It’s illustrated by a number of photos, but only one of them has vex content, showing what seems to be a demonstration of a small group of people within a political organization called Russian Popular Front (Российский Народный Фронт), that fly a flag, probably the flag of that organization: The flag is very light, probably white, with a very narrow dark saltire.
Unfortunately, the article doesn’t give any hint as to the colour of that saltire, but I made an educated guess: since there was, at the time, a historical russian flag that was white with a blue saltire (later readopted by the independent Russian Federation), and since this group’s name seems to indicate a nationalist tint, I’d bet that the saltire is blue. (It should be always kept clear, however, that this is by no means certain — just a hunch on my part.)
Jorge Candeias, 03 Apr 2003
It was white with a blue saltire, yes. RPF was founded on March 1989
in Moscow as anticommunist people’s-democratic movement (leader was Mr.
Skurlatov), later in Movement Fatherland - All Russia.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 04 Apr 2006
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