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Pugaĉov rebellion flag (Russia, 1773)

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Pugaĉov rebellion flag
image by António Martins, 10 Apr 1997
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Description of the flag

In the Chuvash State Regional Museum is displayed an original flag of the 1773-1775 peasant revolt leaded by Pugaĉov. I don’t know if it was the only used copy or, if not, if all used flags looked the same, but anyway here’s the one at the exhibition. Its a square flag, red with four white squares 2×2 forming a cross and a edge frame, larger in the hoist and in the upper side. The colors are now faded to brown red and grey, but a painting of that time clearly shows the original colors.
António Martins, 10 Apr 1997