This page is part of © FOTW Flags Of The World website

Kletsk (Minsk, Belarus)

Last modified: 2010-07-10 by rob raeside
Keywords: belarus | klietsk | people's republic of bielorussua | minsk | kletsk |
Links: FOTW homepage | search | disclaimer and copyright | write us | mirrors


See also:

People's Republic of Bielorussia

On Thursday's edition of the newspaper "Le Matin" from the Romandie, there is an article about a petition in a Bielorussian town of Klietsk, already countersigned by about 170 people, asking for a transformation of the town into a principality (?!) called People's Republic of Bielorussia (principality with a Republic name, furthermore an People's Republic!). The journal says that it's really annoying for Loukachenko, as had already happened in 1918 in the same region, where a PR of Bielorussia had existed for 10 months with a white and blue flag that today's independentist leader Oleg Nikouline would re-use....The leader would like to make this principality a kind of eldorado like San Marino...
Actually, the article is taken from an other journal, the Sievodna from Bielorussia.
Pascal Prince, 19 March 2001

A.Basov (Bielorussia) reported about w-b-w flag of National Movement of 'Yatvaki'. Blue stripe means the river Sozh.
Victor Lomantsov, 20 March 2001

The flag of Starayatvag was published some years ago for a vex bulletin probably Gaceta de Banderas, but I don't know anything about this minority. The flags is same that national Belarusian one in this era (w-r-w) but blue instead red.
That is the difference between starayatvag and yatvagi? Who are they?
Jaume Olle', 26 March 2001

Yatvagi - small nation lived in western-baltia. After defeat in battle against duck of Lithuania they went to river Sozh (now - in Belarus). 'mladoyatvagi' (young yatvagi) and 'starayatvagi' (old yatvagi)  - two political wings of national movement.
I don`t know details, but  'starayatvagi' - more friendly to Belarus, 'mladoyatvagi' - more independentists.
Victor Lomantsov, 28 March 2001