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Free State of Chutkotka

Free State of Chutkotka flag image by António Martins, 05 Jul 1999

In October 1921 some antibolshevik fighters caming from Vladivostok (Birich and Bochkaryov’s detachments ) constitued in Anadyr the self called Free State of Chukotka. The flag (reported in [tfb] and other sources) was white, yellow, blue. Some weeks later, April 1922, Far Eastern Republic troops take Anadyr without fighting. The Japanese had some implication in this affair (just like in Kamchatka).
Jaume Ollé, 16 Apr 2000


Wrong report

Wrong Free State of Chutkotka flag image by António Martins, Feb 2001

I know one humorous history about flag of Chukotka. In 1970s cinematographers made a film about Civil War in Siberia. As far as I know film was about anti-Bolshevik fighters that came in Anadyr. Cinematographers had no a consultant on flags. And when they want to make Russian flags of White Army, they mixed up second and third stripes: They made white, red, blue flag. Some naive vexillologist saw the movie and decided that white, red and blue is a flag of Chukotka.
Victor Lomantsov, 30 Apr 2000

In 1990s some well-known Russian fake flag fabricator made "flag of Chukotka" and sent that flag to Pavillons, Flag Reports, etc. This seems to be also the origin of fake Civil War flags of Yakutia, Kamchatka, etc. and fake 1990's Russian Oblast and Republic flags. Some fake flags can be seen here http://www.vexillographia.ru/russia/mistif3.htm

Russian tricolor was used in Chukotka: to 16 Dec 1919, 31 Jan 1920-28, Jul 1920, and Jan 1922-5 Jan 1923."
Janis Lasmanis / Ben Cahoon, 20 January 2019