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Soviet Ukraine (1917)

image by Ivan Sache, 1 July 2001

Flag of Soviet Ukraine 1917 (reconstruction, no official documents exist)
Victor Lomantsov, 1 July 2001

see: Ukraine in the Soviet Union

Presidential Flag Proposal (1930')

image by Ivan Sache, 1 July 2001

Project (not adopted, of course) of flag of President, author emigrant M.Bytinsky, 1930'.
Victor Lomantsov, 1 July 2001

At <>, located by Dov Gutterman, there is an article of well-known Ukrainian vexillologist and heraldist A.Grechilo. He describes national symbols of Ukraine. Article is written still in communist period (1989). Flag of Ukraine in that time was the Soviet red flag with a blue stripe at the bottom. The author proves, that the national symbolics is not "bad".
In this article he describe, between other things, flags and Coat of Arms (triangle flags, flags with the Coat of Arms in the centre etc.) which are projects designed in 1930' by Ukrainian emigrant Bytinsky. This flags (projects) never existed really and they were never adopted.
Victor Lomantsov, 1 July 2002

1992 Proposals

image by António Martins , 10 August 1999

A political proposal was made in Ukraine: flag half red and half blue over yellow (add of yellow stripe in lower part in the old soviet flag) but was rejected. Seems that the Russians that proclaimed a Russian republic in Ukraine used this flag. Some republics has flags based in the old soviet ones (Belarus, Transniester, Tadjikistan unoficial -without h&s, old Mordovia...). I believe that yellow can be for avar, blue for Kumukh, and red for the Russians (communist?)
Jaume Olle', 8 August 1999

Red is the (traditional?) color to symbolize Russians regardless of communism. At our page about the Cossacks , Stuart Notholt says about the Don Cossack flag: " the colours blue, yellow and red stood for the Don, the Kalmyks and the Russians respectively. (however, at the same page he describes the blue in the Kuban Cossack's flag as standing for Russians... hm...).
António Martins , 10 August 1999

I seem to recall that the current Russian flag (which was of course designed before communism was even an idea) has similar means, the white for the White Russians, the blue for the Ukrainians and the red for the Russians of what is now Russia.
David Kendall , 10 August 1999

image by Ivan Sache, 1 July 2001

Project of state flag with dark-red stripe for Cossacks, disputed in Supreme Council in 1992,  not adopted.
Victor Lomantsov, 1 July 2001

To be compared with the upper proposal. Could it be two different reports of the same proposal?
Ivan Sache, 1 July 2001