Last modified: 2006-10-07 by ivan sache
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Flag of Musavat Party - Image by Ivan Sache, 6 August 2003
The Musavat (Equality) party was founded in 1911 in Baku by
the journalist Muhammad Amin Rasulzade.
It is listed among the 42 political parties officially registered in Azerbiaijan.
Jaume Ollé & Ivan Sache, 16 September 2006
On 2 August 2003, the Russian television channel NTV showed images
from an opposition demonstration in Baku. Demonstrators carried the
national flag of Azerbaijan and many light blue (azure) flags with a
silver (not white) crescent and eight-pointed star in the middle. The
arrangment of the crescent and star was the same as on the national
flag of Azerbaijan. This is presumably, the flag of the
Musavat Party, which has a Pan-Turkish ideology. Light
blue/azure is a Pan-Turkish colour.
There were plenty (a few hundreds) of identical, well-made flags. These flags might have been produced in Turkey, which supports the Musavat party.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 6 August 2003
Historical flag of Musavat Party - Image by Jaume Ollé, 2 November 1996
In 1918, the party adopted a light blue flag charged with 45 crescents and stars (the crescent pointing towards the hoist), in seven rows of 6,7,6,7,6,7,6 white crescent and stars. Then the party adopted a new flag, horizontally divided blue, red and green with a white crescent and star in the center, that was similar to the first national flag.
Jaume Ollé, 2 November 1996