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Novorossiya Republic (1992) (Ukraine)

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by Antonio Martins, 19 October 2000

by Jarig Bakker, 6 July 2001

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

"Novorossiya" (something like HOBOPOCCNR) means "New Russia". Quite unappropiate, 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 territorry from Ukraine to Russia? And where was it territorially based, if anywhere in special? (I guess that in NE Ukraine)
Flag of red with Ukranian colors below can be used but I doubt it: The 2R-1B-1Y horizontal would have been prefered by moderated Ukranian communists. The old Ukranian SSR flag without h&s 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 -- probabbly the same people waving the same flags, after all, this "Novorossiya" would include Crimea, where Ukranians are minoritary.
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 Azov Sea..
Antonio Martins, 17 August 1999

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