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Ruthenians (Ukraine)

Last modified: 2004-03-06 by dov gutterman
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by Istvan Molnar, 15 June 2000

The Ruthenian flag of the Ruthenians of the World (Transcarpathia, Slovakia, Hungary and the USA). I got this information from Mrs Jozsefne Csepanyi-Bardos, the president of the Ruhenian Ethnic Minority Council in Budapest Capital.
The Ruthenians are the settlers of Transcarpathia, and they are the majority there.
Istvan Molnar, 15 June 2000

by Ivan Sache, 10 March 2002

The UNPO has devoted a page with a flag at <> and info at <>. So far I've only seen the flag at the UNPO-site.
Jarig Bakker, 21 September 2000

The Coat of Arms by no sheer coincidence is very close to Transcarpathia Oblast. However, the Rusyn flag was reported as 2:1:1 horizontal bleu-white-maroon.
My guess that someone decided that the Rutherians need flag (without knowledge of the existing one), and what is more probable than placing the traditional Transcarpathian CoA on the UA colors ?
Dov Gutterman, 21 September 2000

The flag as shown on the UNPO page does display the arms which also was part of the arms of Czechoslovakia in the time between the world wars.
Elias Granqvist, 21 September 2000

Tribes of Ruthenians (Rusins / Rusyns / Rusnaks): Lemkos (Lemoks), Boykos (Boyks),  Hutsuls, Verkhovinetses, Dolinyanins (Haynals).
Martin Markovic, 7 Febuary 2004

Lemko Flag

Lemkos are one tribe of Ruthenians (Rusins / Rusyns / Rusnaks).
Sources: <> and <>.
Lemkos are living in Transcarpathia and in Northeast Slovakia and in Souteast Poland. See also Harasiuki (Poland) and Republic of Lemko Rusyn (December 1918).
Martin Markovic, 7 and 15 Febuary 2004