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image by António Martins, 19 October 2000
image by Jarig Bakker, 6 July 2001
The Russian ethnic republic in Ukraine was named Novorossiya
and was proclaimed c. 1992 but fall some days after. Flag of red
with Ukrainian colors below could be used but is not confirmed
(some reports from Ukraine say that the Russian hoisted also old
Ukrainian SSR flag without h&s at a larger collection of
flags with the Russian colors in several arrangements) No more
details are known to me.
Jaume Ollé, 14 August 1999
"Novorossiya" (something like HOBOPOCCNR) means
"New Russia". Quite inappropriate, considering that
deepest roots of Russian history are found precisely in the
territory of nowadays Ukraine...
Anyway, was this "republic" supposed to be a part of newly independent Ukraine (like the current status of Crimea), a genuine independent state, or an escape to grab territory from Ukraine to Russia? And where was it territorially based, if anywhere in special? (I guess that in NE Ukraine).
Flag of red with Ukrainian colors below can be used but I doubt it: The 2R-1B-1Y horizontal would have been preferred by moderated Ukrainian communists. The old Ukrainian SSR flag without h&s at a larger collection of flags with the Russian colors in several arrangements is more probable, like the flags used by the Russian population of Crimea -- probably the same people waving the same flags, after all, this "Novorossiya" would include Crimea, where Ukrainians are minority.
Antonio Martins, 15 August 1999
The name refers to the territory along the Black Sea
coast--now partly in northeastern Ukraine--that was annexed from
Turkey between 1774 and 1792 and actively colonized by ethnic
Russians (and also Germans) in the late 18th-early 19th
century. It does not include the area around Kiev (or Kyyiv, if you're Ukrainian), which
was the heartland of the first Russian state (Kievan Rus).
Joseph McMillan, 16 August 1999
It is the area of the current regions of Zaporizha
and Kherson (so I guess you mean
southeastern Ukraine then), by the Sea of Azov.
António Martins, 17 August 1999