Flag of the Federal State of Novorossiya

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The unofficial flag of the Federal State of Novorossiya (Referred to in English as New Russia) according to the news portal of the Donetsk Republic is based on the naval jack of Russia and political analyst Mikhail Pavliv is credited with creating the "official banner" of the polity.[1] The flag bears a strong resemblance to that of the Confederate States of America's navy jack and battle flag.[2][3] However, Pavliv explains that he had simply stumbled upon the flag online somewhere, which was later picked up by party leader Pavel Gubarev.[4] Gubarev has since stated that the inspiration for the flag came from "banners used by Cossacks who reclaimed the New Russian territories from Tatars and Turks for Russia in the 18th century;" however according to Alexey Eremenko of the Moscow Times, no cossacks ever used a flag resembling the one chosen.[4]

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