Lugansk

  • Lugansk People's Republic
  • self-designation in Russian: Luganskaya Narodnaya Respublika
    self-designation in Ukrainian: Luhanska Narodna Respublika
  • Russian Republic, on the territory of the Republic of Ukraine
  • internationally not recognized
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Flag:

Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk Fahne

from 1st of Jan 2015(?),
flag of Lugansk People's Republic,
Quelle/Source nach/by: Wikipedia (EN)


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historical Flag:

Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk Fahne

07.04.2014–18.05.2014,
flag of Lugansk People's Republic,
Quelle/Source nach/by: Wikipedia (EN)


 

other Flags:

Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk Fahne

variant of 2015 with coat of arms


Flagge flag Republik People's Republic Lugansk Luhansk Fahne

variant of 2014 with eagle without inscription


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 first flag of the Lugansk People's Republic was introduced on the occasion of the establishing of the republic on 7th of April in 2014. It showed three horizontal stripes in pale blue, dark blue and red, and in the middle the coat of arms of the Republic, a golden Russian eagle with a chest plate which shows the coat of arms of the City of Lugansk. The flag showed on the upper and on the lower stripe of the flag one name of the country: "Luganskaya Respublika".
In practice, the inscriptions were oftenly omitted, not so often the eagle too.
With the Constitution of May 18th in 2014, was adopted a new flag.
The eagle was replaced by a coat of arms with a sunflower, a horse, mining technology and the letters LNR.
On November 2nd in 2014, a law on the national flag and the coat of arms was adopted which probably came into force on 1st of January in 2015.
The current coat of arms on the flag was replaced by the new coat of arms of the Republic. It shows a red, five-pointed star within a wreath of grain ears.
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 Lugansk coat of arms Luhansk People's Republic

from 1st of Jan 2015(?),
coat of arms of the Lugansk People's Republic
Source by: Wikipedia (EN)

Wappen Volksrepublik Republik Lugansk coat of arms Luhansk People's Republic

07.04.2014–18.05.2014,
coat of arms of the Lugansk People's Republic
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Meaning/Origin of the Coat of Arms:
The first coat of arms of the Lugansk People's Republic was introduced on the occasion of the establishing of the republic on 7th of April in 2014. It showed a golden Russian eagle, surmounted by three crowns, with a chest plate which shows the coat of arms of the City of Lugansk.
With the Constitution of May 18th in 2014, was adopted a new coat of arm.
It showed a sunflower, a horse, mining technology and the letters LNR.
On November 2nd in 2014, a law on the national flag and the coat of arms was adopted which probably came into force on 1st of January in 2015. The current coat of arms was replaced by a new coat of arms. It shows a red, five-pointed star within a wreath of grain ears, held together with ribbons in the national colors and is placed on oak leaves. The lower ribbon displays the name of the country: Luganskaya Narodnaya Respublika. In the upper part of the arms appeares between the ears an octagonal golden star.
Source: Volker Preuß
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Numbers and Facts:
  • Area: (claimed)
    10 302 square miles
  • Inhabitants: (in the claimed area)
    2 240 000 (2014)
    thereof
    58% Ukrainians
    39% Russians
  • Density of Population:
    217 inh./sq.mi.
  • Capital:
    Lugansk
    450 000 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)
12th of May in 2014 · referendums in the Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk confirm the sovereignty of the republics by a large majority
15th of May in 2014 · Republics of Lugansk and Donetsk proclaim their sovereignty and separate themselves from Ukraine
September 2014 · armistice
November 2014 · elections
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Origin of the Country's Name:
The country's name comes from the capital Lugansk. Its name comes from the river Lugan.
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