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Russian word "Pomorye" as unofficial named to the Region of
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 14 Nov 2005
The islands Franz Joseph Land (Zemlâ Franca-Ĭosifa |
and New Land
(Novaâ Zemlâ | Новая
Земля) are part of Arkhagelsk Region,
but not part of Nenetsia (which is an
autonomous district dependent also from Arkhagelsk Region, and the mainland
opposite to all of them). Other nearby islands, Kolguev and Baĭgaĉ
— smaller and closer to the shore —, do belong to Nenetsia.
According to my newer Russian atlases, all these islands are (very sparsely)
inhabited exclusively by russians, except for New Land, that harbours a small
nentsi community in its southern tip.
António Martins, 07 Aug 1999
Until now, it was one of the few oblast's without the flag. Mikhail Revnivtsev reported to RussoVex the adoption of the flag on September 23, 2009.
It is so-called 'Andreyevskiy krest' (Cross of St.Andrew) or 'Andreyevskiy flag', charged with the shield of 2003 Arkhangelsk Arms featuring the Archangel Michael.
picture of the new flag can be viewed at:
Chrystian Kretowicz, 29 Sep 2009
White saltire on 1:2 red, as
displayed at the Catalonian Vexillological Association’s
on-line database on Russian flags, at
António Martins, 16 Nov 1998
Unlike many other reports, the very single reference ever found
about this flag was the above mentioned ACV website, and re-reports spunning
from it. I sincerely think it is a fake — there are just too many
other examples of this situation for it to be an occasional misidentification
or a genuine rarity.
Victor Lomantsov, 26 Nov 2002
Flags like this were used by several youth pro-president organizations, led
by movement Идущие
вместе (=Gone together).
Victor Lomantsov, 14 Jan 2005
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