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The imperial flag of Russia, declared extremist in Moldova
20:48, 05.04.2024 |
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The imperial flag of the Russian Federation, used more and more in recent years by nationalist organizations in Russia, as well as in the occupied regions of Ukraine, has been declared extremist in Moldova.

The decision was made by the Chisinau Court, at the request of the General Prosecutor’s Office, the Ministry of Justice, and the Information and Security Service.
The judges granted the authorities' request and found the "extremist nature of the flag with three horizontal lines of white-yellow-black color," writes NewsMaker.
The decision can be appealed within 30 days.

The flag with the three horizontal lines of black-yellow-white color was used as the national flag of the Russian Empire in the years 1858-1896, during the reign of Tsar Alexander II.

Currently, it is promoted by the Kremlin and Vladimir Putin as a symbol of the "New Russia."

In 2014, the flag was raised in Donetsk and Luhansk by the Russian occupation army, and some military units still have it in use. According to, in Comrat, Gagauzia, such flags are also used in pro-Russian demonstrations.
This is not the only symbol banned in Moldova. In the spring of 2022, a few months after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Parliament of Chisinau voted to ban the St. George ribbon, as well as the "V" and "Z" insignias, used as distinctive signs of the Russian army in its war of aggression in the neighboring country.

These symbols have been banned in Moldova, and individuals who use them risk hefty fines and community service.

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