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Pre-Soviet Chechen flags (Russia)

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Flag of Imam Tashav Haji c.1839

Flag of Imam Tashav Haji image provided by Ben Cahoon, 30 September 2020

Image according to Symbols of Dagestan, by Khalil-Bek Musayal, 1912. Based on actual flags in various Russian museums.
Ben Cahoon, 30 September 2020

Chechen autonomist movement of 1918-1920

19-18-1920 Chechen Flag image by Ivan Sache, 13 June 2003

The flag of the «autonomist movement, 1918-1920» is one of the three flags shown for Chechenia by P. Lux-Wurm in his book Les drapeaux de l’Islam [lux01]. It is rectangular, with proportions 2:3, green with a white crescent pointing flywise placed near the hoist. Lux-Wurm says it was used by guerilla groups who followed Stalin’s call to the Muslim peoples.
Ivan Sache, 13 June 2003

with centered crecent

1920 Chechen Flag image by Jaume Ollé, 25 December 2002

According to [Lucien] Philippe, Chechens, who were subjects of the North Caucasian Emirate, used plain green flag with half moon pointed to fly, without stars.
Jaume Ollé, 24 June 2000

This similar flag, with the crescent centered, is undoubtedly the same as the «autonomist movement, 1918-1920» in Lux-Wurm’ book [lux01].
Ivan Sache, 13 June 2003