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Proposals for a new russian national flag

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Keywords: proposal | poqlëbkin (william) | stars: 21 | star: 5 points (golden) | qlobystin (andreĭ) | pea | carh goroq | czar of peas | discs: 10 (white) |
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William Pokhlyobkin’s proposal

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image by Victor Lomantsov, 05 Mar 2002

In the last year I have read in the newspaper Nezavisimaya Gazeta big article of William Pokhlyobkin (historian-scandinavist, author of several books about cooking (!) & symbolic etc., etc.) with her proposition for new flag of Russia: red background (because only red is russian national colour), in center — big golden star (= Russian people, because it hasn’t own national state, for ex. "Russian republic"), by circle — small golden stars (by number of subjects of federation, I don’t understand — national republic only or all subjects). Very similar with idea of European Union.
Andrey Jashlavwskij, 28 Jan 1999

Famous writer William Pokhlyobkin (author of Vocabulary of symbols and emblems in russian). He was against the tricolor. Probably, 21 stars symbolize 21 authonom. republics of Russia.
Victor Lomantsov, 05 Mar 2002

Andrew Khlobystin’s proposal

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image by Victor Lomantsov, 05 Mar 2002

This project of national flag was published in 1997 by Andrew Khlobystin in newspaper Khudozhestvennaya volya. The flag is red with 10 white peas. Meaning:

  • Red — colour of Byzantine monarchy (if you are monarchist), revolution (if you are communist), unity, blood of heroes.
  • Peas — magical symbol of pagan period, mythical imperial dynasty of Tsar’ Gorokh (Carh Goroq | Царь Горох), Czar of Peas.
Fortunately, nobody has accepted this project seriously.
Victor Lomantsov, 05 Mar 2002