Neonazi flags in Russia

NBP flag

National Unity of Russia
Rossiyskoye Natsional’noye Yedinstvo (Rossiĭskoe Nacionalhnoe Edinstvo | Российское Национальное Единство)

This is the main neonazi organization in Russia. Operating in semi-underground regime, it engages itself in the same kind of activities as its western counterparts.
António Martins, 10 Sep 1997

Russian National Unity lead is by Barkashov.
Victor Lomantsov, 20 Oct 2000

The “bladed swastika” is actually supposed to be a swastika on a cross of St. Andrew.
Marcus Wendel, 13 Aug 1999

White outline on red

Russian National Unity flag
image by Jaume Ollé, 13 Dec 1997

This version is identical to the R.N.E. logo in their posters, badges and stikers.
António Martins, 27 May 1998

Nazi style

Russian National Unity flag #2
image by António Martins, 10 Sep 1997

This version (bladed swastika black double fimbriated white-black on a white disc double fimbriated black-white on red) was seen by me on Russian TV.
António Martins, 27 May 1998

White ring and square

Russian National Unity flag #3
image by António Martins, 27 May 1998

Yet another version of the flag of Russian National Unity: This time the bladed swastika is black and is placed on a white square, with tips protuding outside the square but showing a white fimbriation against the red background; all inside a red ring. Red shade is clearly darker, It would maybe be of interest to know which flag or flags are really used.
António Martins, 27 May 1998, quoting Nazism Exposed | Flags and Symbols (Pål’s site)


Russian National Union
Russkiy Natsional’niy Soyuz (Russkiĭ Nacionalhniĭ Soûz | Русский Национальний Союз)

National Bolshevik Party flag
image by Ivan Sarajčić, 06 May 2000 | two-sided

Russian National Union (RNS) led by Konstantin Kassimovsky. Racist nazi party. Red flag with black St Andrew cross fimbrated with white, in the center there is white circle (outlined black) with original black cross (“Cross-Hammer”).
Jaume Ollé, 07 May 2000 and 13 May 2000

Meaning of the symbol

The top part of the cross looks like cyrillic letter “P” — first letter in russian word “Russia”.
Victor Lomantsov, 07 May 2000

According to Andrey Jahwlansky, the symbol of RNS is a lobarum (Jesus Christ monogram) consisting from crossed Greek letters (“X” and “P”). Source: Flag Report 17 [frp]
Jaume Ollé, 07 May 2000 and 13 May 2000

I doubt about the interpretation of this symbol being the khi-ro monogram (the first two letters of “Χριστος“, Greek for “Christ”). While this flag shows a cross potent with a hook extending from the side of the upper arm, the labarum (at least as used nowadays by the Catholic Church though I believe it is quite the same elsewhere) is rather a “P” and an “X” superimposed, the first slightly elongated: “☧”. There are big differences between both symbols. Moreover, the use of a religious symbol on a russian neonazi flag would make sense only if it were a distinct Russian Orthodox symbol, which is not the case.
António Martins, 10 May 2000


National Bolshevik Party
Natsional’naya Bol’shevistkaya Partiya (Nacionalhnaâ Bolhŝevistkaâ Partiâ | Национальная Большевисткая Партия)

National Bolshevik Party flag
image by Tomislav Todorović, 04 Aug 2008

This is a flag of the National Bolshevik Party led by Eduard Limonov. The party’s only a handful of extremist-minded students, but they are present at any rally that takes place in Moscow. They are calling for a revolution and extermination of all non-Russians in Russia.
Grigory Kuznetsov, 29 Jan 1999

The flag is based on the nazi scheme (red, a centered white disk with a black symbol); instead of the swastika there is the sickle-and-hammer device. This flag impressed me because of the merging of two well known and opposite symbols; it is a vexillological oxymoron.
Giuseppe Bottasini, 1997

The flag with black field is 1:2. The one with red field — I don’t know, I never saw it in use.
Tomislav Todorović, 04 Aug 2008

Red background version

NBP flag
image by Tomislav Todorović, 04 Aug 2008

The flag is based on the nazi scheme (red, a centered white disk with a black symbol).
Giuseppe Bottasini

I never saw this version in use.
Tomislav Todorović, 04 Aug 2008


Russian National Socialist Party

Russian National Socialist Party and Northern Alliance are the second largest neo-nazi parties in Russia, after R.N.E.. Unfortunately I have no flags of RNSP.
Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999


Northern Alliance
Sevyerniy Alliyans (Severniĭ Alliâns | Северний Аллиянс)

Northern Alliance flag #1
image by Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Russian National Socialist Party and Northern Alliance are the second largest neo-nazi parties in Russia, after R.N.E.. Northern Alliance uses four different flags: Thetricolor, as was used by General Vlasov Army (ROA) who collaborated with German Army and Reich; I thin that is why Severnij Alijans use it together with old Aryan symbol Swastika.
Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Double cross and shield on tricolor

Northern Alliance flag #2
image by Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Another their flag with something like “shield” as I know also was a symbol of Division of Waffen-SS Russische-1 or 2 I can’t say exactly.
Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

Three-colour double cross and shield on black

Northern Alliance flag #3
image by Mikhail Paraskan, 22 Oct 1999

[This and this are two other russian neo-nazi flags sent by Mikhail Paraskan on 22 Oct 1999 without any explanation attached. Ed.]


National State Party of Russia

NDPR flag
image by Mikhail Revnivtsev, 19 Apr 2003

On February 11, 2003 the Presidium of the Central Political Council of the National State Party of Russia (an unregistered radical nationalist party, in Russian:Национально-Державная Партия России | Nacionalhno-Derẑavnaâ Partiâ Rossii — “Derẑava” = “das Reich” in German language) has adopted a decisionAbout the flag of the National State Party of Russia, according to which the flag consists of three equal horizontal strips: white, red and black (Spirit, Blood and Ground). Picture of flag from official site of this party.
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 19 Apr 2003

This flag seems to be an appropriate compromise between the german imperial flag (colors) and the russian national flag, or perhaps the russian imperial flag (light colors on top, dark at the bottom). By the way: is this red алый or кроповой?
António Martins, 11 May 2003


White Legion 88

White Legion 88 flag
image by Andre Kovalev and António Martins, 15 Jan 2003

A variation of the imperial flag, undoubtedly inspired by German WWI and WWII flags, as I saw used by the organisation White Legion 88. I must admit the flag was designed with taste.
Andre Kovalev, 04 Jul 2002


Russian Action

Victor Lomantsov, Mar 6 2005

Black flag with white celtic cross inside circle of rays – flag of ultra-right movement “Russian action”
Victor Lomantsov, Mar 6 2005


Slavic Union / Славянский Союз

ND, 15 Oct 2005


Glory of Russia / Слава Россий

AKA Organization of National Patriots of Russia
Jens Pattke, 12 Nov 2005

On November, 4, 2005, on a new state holiday of the Russian Federation – the Day of National Unity, legal mass the Right Marche has taken place in Moscow nationalist and patriotic parties and organizations against immigrants and *color revolutions* (photos see, please, on http://www.slavrus.net/news.php?d=051104 ). One of organizers of this Right Marche was the Organization of National Patriots of Russia (ONPR), many which flags were above a three-thousandth column of demonstrators. The official flag of the ONPR on the basis of photo on http://www.slavrus.net/images/news/051104_03.jpg from an official site of this Organization *Glory of Russia* http://www.slavrus.net
Mikhail Revnivtsev12 Nov 2005


National Socialist Society / Национал-социалистическое общество

 Nikolay A. Khimenkov, 12 Apr 2006

As wrote in RussoVex – ml Mr.Nikolay A. Khimenkov on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:12 PM:
> Это флаг национал-социалистического общества
> http://www.nso-korpus.info/nsosym.htm
This is official flag of the National-Socialistic Societe for internal usage.
For external usage is a flag with letters in Russian (НСО) (=National-Socialistic Society, NSS)
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 12 Apr 2006


Movement Against Illegal Immigration / Движение против нелегальной иммиграции — ДПНИ

 Victor Lomantsov, 5 May 2009

Seen in a TV news report, a Russian nationalist demo with participants waving imperial black-yellow-white flags, some of which had a logo in the center consisting of a word under a white and black white supremacist-style circle-cross.
Eugene Ipavec, 5 May 2009

It is flag of ultra-right “Movement against illegal immigration”
Victor Lomantsov, 5 May 2009


Pamyat / Память

 Chrystian Kretowicz, 7 Nov 2009

Mikhail Revnivtsev reported today to RussoVex the flag of “Pamyat” (“Memory” or “Memorial”), the ultra-nationalist organization appearing under two names:

  • Русский Фронт Освобождения “Память” (Russian Liberation Front “Pamyat”)
  • Национально-патриотический фронт “Память” (National-Patriotic Front “Pamyat”)
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