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Cossacks’ flags (Russia)

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Cossack Renaissance

Officially the oldest cossack army in Russia is Don army (founded 1570). In 1560 - first reference about cossacks.
Victor Lomantsov, 17 Jan 2001

Several Cossack regions were recognized by the Tsars; these were abolished by the Bolsheviks and their populations dispersed. The revival in Cossack traditions and history has resulted in the revival of the flags of the Don Cossacks and the Kuban Cossacks.
Stuart Notholt, 1995

«The “Cossack Renaissance” is an old ambition of this people, which always felt as an act of tyranny the imposition of sickle-and-hammer flags and now it has restored the old standard bearing Archangel Gabriel with unsheathed sword and unfolded wings».
Guiseppe Bottasini, quoting Corriere della Sera, 09 Aug 1995

The Union of Cossacks

Union of Cossacks flag
image by Stuart Notholt and António Martins, 16 Mar 1999

In 1990, the Union of Cossacks (Союз Казаков) adopted this emblem. This group uses as its flag the Russian flag with the emblem in the centre.
Stuart Notholt, 1995

I’d like confirmation about the color, size and position of the seal. Since this was adopted in 1991, maybe the flag should be 1:2.
António Martins, 16 Mar 1999