Donetsk

  • Donetsk People's Republic
  • self-designation: Donetskaya Narodnaya Respublika
    even: Donetskaya Respublika, Donetskaya Rus
  • Russian Republic, on the territory of the Republic of Ukraine
  • internationally not recognized
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Flag:

Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Donezk Donetsk Fahne

from Sept. 2015,
flag of Donetsk People's Republic,
Source by: Wikipedia (EN)


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other Flags:

Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Donezk Donetsk Fahne

7th of Apr 2014 to Sept. 2015,
flag of Donetsk People's Republic,
Source by: Wikipedia (EN)


Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Donezk Donetsk Fahne

7th of Apr 2014 to Sept. 2015,
variant without inscription


Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Donezk Donetsk Fahne

variant without arms and without  inscription


Flagge Fahne flag Oblast District Bezirk Donezk Donetsk

flag of the District of Donetsk,
Source by:: Wikipedia (D)


Flagge flag Neurussland, Neu Russland, New Russia, Noworossia

flag of the Federation of New Russia,
Source by: Wikipedia (EN)


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Meaning/Origin of the Flag:
The flag of the Donetsk People's Republic was officially introduced on the occasion of the declaration of independence of the republic on 7th of April in 2014. It shows three horizontal stripes in black, blue and red, and in the middle the coat of arms of the Republic, a Russian silvery eagle with a red chest plate and on it the Archangel Michael. The flag shows on the upper and on the lower stripe of the flag one name of the country: "Donetskaya Respublika".
In practice, the inscriptions are oftenly omitted, not so often the eagle too.
Some support also enjoys the flag of the Ukrainian oblast (district) of Donetsk, which shows a golden sun on a blue and black background.
The Republics of Donetsk and Lugansk have been united on 24th of April in 2014 to the "Federation of New Russia". Even its flag is frequently in use. It shows the colors of Russia: white, blue and red, in an arrangement as a blue diagonal cross with a white border on red ground.
Source: Volker Preuß, Wikipedia (EN)
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Coat of Arms:

Wappen Volksrepublik Republik Donezk coat of arms Donetsk People's Republic

coat of arms of the Donetsk People's Republic,
Source by: Wikipedia (EN)
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Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms:
The coat of arms of the republic shows a silvery Russian eagle, surmounted by an imperial orb, with a red chest plate and on it the Archangel Michael. A banner shows one name of the country "Donjetskaja Rus".
Source: Volker Preuß
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Numbers and Facts:
  • Area: (claimed)
    10 238 square miles
  • Inhabitants: (in the claimed area)
    4 344 000 (2014)
    thereof
    57% Ukrainians
    38% Russians
  • Density of Population:
    424 inh./sq.mi.
  • Capital:
    Donetsk
    993 000 inh.
  • official Language:
    Russian, Ukrainian
  • Currency:
    1 Hriven (Hryvnia, UAH) = 100 Kopeks
  • Time Zone:
    GMT + 3 h
Source by: Wikipedia (D)
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Map:


New Russia and its claimed territories
red: in reality owned (July 2015)
Source: CIA World Factbook, modyfied by: Volker Preuß

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History:
January 2014 · coup in Kiev (not constitutionally compliant change of power), riots
16th of March in 2014 · referendum in the Republic of Crimea, an overwhelming majority votes in favor of a connection to Russia, on 18th of March the parliament of Crimea decides the affiliation to Russia, on 20th of March the parliament of Russia decides the affiliation of the Republic of Crimea to the Russian Federation
7th of April in 2014 · proclamation of the (Russian) Republic of Donetsk in Donbass Area, later also of the Republics of Lugansk, Kharkiv and Odessa
15th of April 2014 · beginning of hostilities by the Ukraine
24th of April 2014 · establishing of the Federation of New Russia (Lugansk und Donezk)
11th of May in 2014 · referendums in the Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk confirm the sovereignty of the republics by a large majority
September 2014 · armistice
November 2014 · elections
Source by: Wikipedia (D)
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Origin of the Country's Name:
The country's name comes from the capital Donetsk. Its name comes from the river Donets, translated: "Small Don".
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