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Pro-Russian flag of Chechenia (Russia, 1990ies)

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Keywords: crescent: points to top hoist | star: 5 points (white on green) | crescent (white) | temporary supreme council | governement of national renovation |
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Inverted stripes

err. chech. flag?
image by Falko Schmidt, 09 Nov 2001

First flag of Chechnia (1990.11.23-1991.11.01), according to P. Exner in Vexilokontakt 3 [vxk], 1994).
Falko Schmidt, 09 Nov 2001

This pre-referendum pro-Russian poster (with the word "da!" = "yes!") includes a green field with a red-white-red triband. It confirms the view that official Chechen institutions use red-white-red triband on the green field, while Maskhadov’s independentists use white-red-white triband.
Jan Zrzavy, 23 Mar 2003

In fact the flags with red-white-red was proposed by the opposition forces, but nationalistic forces imposed their proposal (same but white-red-white). The proposed flag remain as party flag and was later adopted by the pouppet government 1994-1996.
Jaume Ollé, 26 Jan 2000

Wide centered stripe

err. chech. flag?
image by Victor Lomantsov, 28 Nov 2000

This saturday I saw the interesting flag of Chechenia. It flew (along with other republican flags) near building of Soviet of Federation (upper chamber of russian parliament) in Moscow. The ratio ≅2:3; stripes:

  • green - approx. 5
  • red - approx. 1
  • white - approx. 3
  • red - approx. 1
  • green - approx. 5
Victor Lomantsov, 28 Nov 2000

Thicker red stripes

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image by António Martins, 24 Jun 2005

As depicted in the Chechen Government website until 2004.
António Martins, 24 Jun 2005

With cescent and star

Flag of Chechenia
image by Andrey Jashlavwskij, 19 Jan 1999

First reports in vex Bulletins for Chechen flag with alternate bars (red-white-red instead white-red-white) they dated from 1991. The adoption of the Chechen national flag in its current [2000] pattern is from 23-11-1990 I believe that the design with alternate bars was a proposal rejected in the Chechen National Congress (1990) sponsorized by the pro-communist forces, and adopted by the opposition later. Certainly in the demonstrations of September 1991 many flags with alternate bars were see, but they are no national flags but party flags. This may have produced Basov’s mistake (several Butlletins reported the reverse striped flag as national flag).
Jaume Ollé, 26 Jan 2000

Lëma Usmanov (one of the Chechen Parliament members who discussed the flag in November 1991) wrote to me:

I ought to add, that pro-Russian Temporary Supreme Council (Высший Временный Совет) under head of Umar Avturkhanov in the fall of 1994 slightly changed something in the flag: They placed crescent and star on the green.
Jaume Ollé, 19 Jan 2001

This flag has dark-green background. At bottom part of flag — 3 thin stripes (like a flag of Ichkeria, but in mirror order): red/white/red. At upper left corner — white crescent and star. It’s the flag of Governement of National Renovation of Chechnya (not Chechen Republic Ichkeria!) created on December 26, 1994, headed by prof. Salambek Hadzhiev (now — bussinesman, oil, Moscow), later by Doku Zavgayev (now — Ambassador of Russia in Tanzania). After Declaration of peace between Moscow and Grozny this governement was disbanded. Curiosly, federal soldiers during Chechen war saw never difference between flags of separatists and pro-russians chechens. I hear they used both of them as foot-carpet in their barracks.
Andrey Jashlavwskij, 19 Jan 1999