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"Novorossiya Republic" (Ukraine)

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image by Tomislav Todorović, 8 Sept 2014
derived from Imperial Flag image, which was created by Rick Wyatt

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Novorossiya (2014)

Anyway, the similarity of the design with that of the CSA navy jack, which is also frequently used by Russian ultra-rightist groups, must have been noticed by the leadership of Novorossiya, because a new state flag was recently adopted, the old one being kept in use as the war flag.

In the video, old and new flags of Novorossiya are visible all the time as the table flags, but the presentation of new state flag and new war flag (old state flag) begins about @6:50. Since the presentation date was 2014-08-13, it can be considered the adoption date as well, until more information is available.
Tomislav Todorovic, 8 Sep 2014

Novorossiya (Former Flag)

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 19 August 2017

I'm attaching a picture of a rally in Ukraine. Please note the "Red St Andrew's Flag" . I hadn't seen that flag before. There are many other flags, some already known, others not so. I'm enclosing also my rendition of the said flag and that of the Airborne Troops with a yellow parachute.
HB, 1 June 2014

The "Red St Andrew's Flag" is of course the Novo Rossiya flag we have been seeing.
Rob Raeside, 1 June 2014

Novorossiya (1992)

1) image by António Martins, 19 October 2000

2) image by Jarig Bakker, 6 July 2001

The Russian ethnic republic in Ukraine was named Novorossiya and was proclaimed c. 1992 but fall some days after. Flag of red with Ukrainian colors below could be used but is not confirmed (some reports from Ukraine say that the Russian hoisted also old Ukrainian SSR flag without hammer and sickle at a larger collection of flags with the Russian colors in several arrangements) No more details are known to me.
Jaume Ollé, 14 August 1999

"Novorossiya" (something like HOBOPOCCNR) means "New Russia". Quite inappropriate, considering that deepest roots of Russian history are found precisely in the territory of nowadays Ukraine ...
Anyway, was this "republic" supposed to be a part of newly independent Ukraine (like the current status of Crimea), a genuine independent state, or an escape to grab territory from Ukraine to Russia? And where was it territorially based, if anywhere in special? (I guess that in NE Ukraine).
Flag of red with Ukrainian colors below can be used but I doubt it: The 2R-1B-1Y horizontal would have been preferred by moderated Ukrainian communists. The old Ukrainian SSR flag without hammer and sickle at a larger collection of flags with the Russian colors in several arrangements is more probable, like the flags used by the Russian population of Crimea – probably the same people waving the same flags, after all, this "Novorossiya" would include Crimea, where Ukrainians are minority.
Antonio Martins, 15 August 1999

The name refers to the territory along the Black Sea coast – now partly in northeastern Ukraine – that was annexed from Turkey between 1774 and 1792 and actively colonized by ethnic Russians (and also Germans) in the late 18th – early 19th century.  It does not include the area around Kiev (or Kyyiv, if you're Ukrainian), which was the heartland of the first Russian state (Kievan Rus).
Joseph McMillan, 16 August 1999

It is the area of the current regions of Zaporizha and Kherson (so I guess you mean southeastern Ukraine then), by the Sea of Azov.
António Martins, 17 August 1999