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Belarusian Christian-Democratic Union

by Zach Harden, 16 March 2001

White flag with red cross is an official flag of Belarusian Christian-Democratic Union (adopted 1991) and Unity of Belarusian Students (swallow-tailed flag, officially adopted in 1992)
Victor Lomantsov, 16 May 2000

Belarusian Freedom Party

by Zachary Harden, 9 Febuary 2003

Flags from Belarus in German TV news (ARD and ZDF) - One flag was a new one, I didn't see it before. A tricolore with vertical white-red-black-stripes. Do anybody know this flag and its meaning ?
J. Patrick Fischer, 10 September 2001

The Belarusian Resistance must be very similar than Belarusian Nationalist Mouvement, or even part of it. The official flag used by Belarusian Resistance is exactly like the Belorussian Nationalist Mouvement one , but, according to Belarusian Resistance's website ( they are using other flags too like the tricolor one plain horizontal white,red and black stripes.
Santiago Tazon, 23 January 2003

In Belarus, the tricolore with horizontal white-red-black stripes is a flag of belarusian ultra-conservatuve illegal party called "Belarusian Freedom Party". As explained by a member of this political party: "This is the traditional white-red-white flag of Belarus with the black stripe which symbolize the people who were killed during the soviet occupation of the country, and it will be changed for the white stripe only when  Belarus will be really liberated from the soviet past",
I. Shuk, 3 Febuary 2003

Belorussian Nationalist Mouvement

by Victor Lomantsov, 26 December 2002

Flag of Belorussian Nationalist Mouvement can be seen at <>.
Jens Pattke, 25 December 2002

The flag of nationalistic "Young Front" (youth section of Belorussian People`s Front, BNF) was adopted 12, Nov, 1997 (1 year after 1st Congress of YF and foundation Council of the Front, 12.11.1996)
Victor Lomantsov, 26 December 2002

Taking a look at the Belarus Nationalist flag, it's worth noting that the double-armed cross at the center of the device was also used as a collar tab for Waffen-SS personnel of the Waffen Grenadier Division des SS (russiche Nr. 2), which apparently was made up largely of Belarussian recruits.
John Evosevic, 28 December 2002

I can't speak or read Russian/Belarussian (apart from transliterating the letters), but the English page looks very racist.  See: <> for their "key concepts of nationalism". I guess "nationalism" is the new code word for "racism".
Dean McGee, 28 December 2002

Belarusian Popular Front - "Adradzhennye" (Renaissance)

by Antonio Martins and Jorge Candeias, 7 July 1997

From : :
"Belarusian Popular Front (BPF) is a broad political movement of the newly independent Republic of Belarus, a former republic of the Soviet Union. The organizational committee of the BPF was established in October 1988 by intellectuals such as Vasil Bykau, Mikhas Dubyanyetski, Zyanon Paznyak and others. The governing organization, the Soim, was formed during the Front's first congress in June 1989. At the same time, the organization's charter was adopted which specified BPF's dual objective: the attainment of democracy and independence through national rebirth and rebirth of civil society, which was destroyed by communism and foreign occupation. Zyanon Paznyak was elected Chair of the Soim. He is a well known historian and archeologist who defended the Belarusian culture and language in the years of communist tyranny. Among his accomplishments are the excavations in the forest region of Kurapaty on the outskirts of Mensk (Minsk) where communists had killed more than 250,000 people from 1925 to 1941"
Party flag and emblems can be seen also at the same page.
Dov Gutterman , 6 March 1999

Zubr (Bison)


by J. Patrick Fischer, 10 September 2001

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from, located by J. Patrick Fischer, 10 September 2001

In reports of German TV ZDF, I could see different flags of the political opposition group "Bison" (a European buffalo, living in Belarus and Poland) in Minsk/Belarus. One was hanging in one of the HQ at the wall. It was black with a side view silhouette of a white Bison in the center. At the right and the left side were thin vertical white-red-white stripes. Other flags were shown at a demonstration, yesterday in Minsk. Again the white Bison, but on different coloured backgrounds. I saw red, light blue and green variations, all without the white-red-white-stripes. I found the homepage of the Bisons (Zubr):
J. Patrick Fischer, 10 September 2001

Again new flags in German TV news (ARD and ZDF) from Belarus. I saw the Bison flag with red Bison on white background and white Bison on black background, without stripes on the side. I checked the propotions now. The Bison-flags seem to have 2:3.
J. Patrick Fischer, 10 September 2001

Pro Russian-Belarussian Unification

by Zach Harden, 3 November 2001

by Zach Harden, 3 November 2001

Since 1995, an union of Russia and Belarus (somethimes including other slavic and/or ex-soviet countries) has been repeatedly proposed by belarussian president Lukashenka, and was recieved whith moderate enthusiasm by the russian presidency and by the successive cabinets. The vexillological implications of the projected union remain unknown.
Antonio Martins , 29 October 1999

Two flags reported to be used/proposed by the RU-BY Union.  The flag drawings were made by me, but the images were made from Victor Lomanstov's website.  Both flags have a red background, two yellow/gold stars (shwoing the union), and both are 1:2 ratio.  The ideas came from the Soviet flag, and which both countries used to belong to from the start.  The only difference is the type of stars used, and the placement of them.  The first one is where the stars are side-by-side, and are colored in full.  The second one is where one star is above the other, and the Soviet star design was used.
Zach Harden, 3 November 2001

From their "constitution":
"Article 1 - The Community of Russia and Belarus shall be transformed into a Union with the terms of reference stemming from its Charter.
Each of the member countries of the Union shall retain its state sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity, Constitution, national flag, coat of arms and other accoutrements of statehood."
Even though the central government will have flags to represent the Union, each country belonging to the union can keep their current symbols, which most are USSR related (Belarus flag, CoA, anthem; Russian anthem).  The Russian/Soviet anthem will be used for the Union anthem, and no CoA is in the works as of this time. At the first meeting of the Union Council, Alexander Lukashenko sang the anthem, everyone joined in, and selected the tune of the USSR/Russia anthem.  New words will be set in place soon.
Zach Harden, 26 November 2001