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At this Slovak
site, reverse and obverse of a blue - gold (?) - red flag with
inscription "1590-1993" and insignia and Cyrillic text. It looks like
the Don Cossack flag, but this is of
Volžští kozáci (Volga Cossacks).
Jarig Bakker, 16 Jan 2001
I don't know why the Volga cossacks use the dates 1560-1993. Officially the oldest cossack army in Russia is Don army (founded 1570). I think:
Just like the Don Cossack flag ru_cdon.html, the background is a
horizontal tricolor of blue, yellow and red; the obverse includes an
religious image centered on the yellow panel (iconic Christ, and in
ru-58.html), and lettering reading "Volẑskoe Kazaĉhe
Voĭsko | Волжское
Войско" (Cossack Army of the Volga),
in red arched on the blue and yellow areas, and "Nikogo ne ustraŝush!
| Никого не
устрашусь!" (We fear
no one!) in white letters straight on the red area; the reverse, as
mentioned, shows the Volga Cossack emblem (mentioned above) flanked by the
mentioned dates set in red digits.
It should be noted that this flag is *not* an historical item, as the it uses post-1918 Russian spelling.
António Martins-Tuválkin, 6 Dec 2005