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Volga Cossacks' flags (Russia)

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António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Dec 2005
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Description of the flag

At this Slovak site, reverse and obverse of a blue - gold (?) - red flag with inscription "1590-1993" and insignia and Cyrillic text. It looks like the Don Cossack flag, but this is of Volžští kozáci (Volga Cossacks).
Jarig Bakker, 16 Jan 2001

I don't know why the Volga cossacks use the dates 1560-1993. Officially the oldest cossack army in Russia is Don army (founded 1570). I think:

  • 1560 - first reference about cossacks
  • 1993 - foundation of Volga Cossack Army
Victor Lomantsov, 17 Jan 2001

Larger images of the flag are (now?) available in this site. The reverse of the flag is at and the obverse at (very hard to fully download due to slow server)

Just like the Don Cossack flag ru_cdon.html, the background is a horizontal tricolor of blue, yellow and red; the obverse includes an religious image centered on the yellow panel (iconic Christ, and in ru-58.html), and lettering reading "Volẑskoe Kazaĉhe Voĭsko | Волжское Казачье Войско" (Cossack Army of the Volga), in red arched on the blue and yellow areas, and "Nikogo ne ustraŝush! | Никого не устрашусь!" (We fear no one!) in white letters straight on the red area; the reverse, as mentioned, shows the Volga Cossack emblem (mentioned above) flanked by the mentioned dates set in red digits.
It should be noted that this flag is *not* an historical item, as the it uses post-1918 Russian spelling.

António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Dec 2005