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Russian Arctic Territory (British Arctic Territory Flag Hoax)

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All "British Arctic Territory" flags are hoaxes, developed by Clay Moss et al. on April Fools' Days

[Russian Arctic Territory (hoax)] by James Dignan, 1 April 2013

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Russian Arctic Territory flag

I've been researching some of the history of the BAT, and was surprised to find that there was a short-lived Russian Arctic Territory. Set up by a group of disgruntled Tsarists in 1917, the territory existed only briefly, between 1 April 1916 and 1 April 1917. In the end they decided they'd had enough of the conditions and headed back south to thaw out, renouncing all claims to the land... er... ice they'd been living on. The area later became part of the BAT.
James Dignan, 1 April 2013

Ensign of the Office of the Russian Arctic Territory Service (ORATS)

[Russian Arctic Territory (hoax)] by Pete Loeser, 1 April 2013

 I believe we would be remiss if we didn't add the ensign of the Office of the Russian Arctic Territory Service (ORATS) whose efforts resulted in the saving of countless vacationing Russian and British tourist who were shipwrecked along the unpredictable coast of the Russian Arctic Territory during this period of history. This predecessor of the more modern British Arctic Territory Guard/United Air and Naval Organization (BATGUANO) fulfilled their duties with a singular dedication, and it should be noted that the Imperial ORATS were largely responsible for curtailing the infamous poaching activities surrounding periods fascination with hats made from the rare and now endangered Arctic Aardvark pelts. Dependants of the original RAT settlers still tell stories and tales of this brave group of men at their semi-annual RAT fairs and feeds.
Pete Loeser, 1 April 2013