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National Bolshevik Party

image by Christina Janke, 25 September 2006 and Tomislav Todorović, 13 June 2010

Image of real flag at <>
Christina Janke, 25 September 2006

This image is a modification of those was created by Christina Janke. The photo of this flag can be seen at the current party website and it served as the model for the image modification.
Tomislav Todorović, 13 June 2010

Variants of flag

image by Tomislav Todorović, 13 June 2010

A variant of this flag with both the disc and the hand grenade larger and the aspect ratio about 3:5 was seen at a rally in Riga on 2009-02-16. The disc seems to be set off-centre, but it is difficult to tell if it was meant to be so or it was just the imprecise home-making. (This is why the disc in the attached image is centred.)
Tomislav Todorović, 13 June 2010

image by Tomislav Todorović, 20 June 2010

image by Tomislav Todorović, 20 June 2010

The flags with the same basic design, but with black field, were seen at the rally in Riga on 2009-05-25. They had the aspect ratio of either 2:3 or 1:2.
Tomislav Todorović, 20 June 2010

image by Tomislav Todorović, 30 April 2012

What follows is the update to my earlier contribution:
The red flag charged with the hand grenade on a white disk is sometimes used with aspect ratio 1:1. Such flags were seen in Riga, on 2005-05-07, during protests against the visit of U.S. President George W. Bush to Latvia. The flags were used together with those with aspect ratio 3:5. This version of flag is created as the modification of the image above.
Tomislav Todorović, 30 April 2012

Flag of "Latgalian National-Bolshevik Republic, 2005"

image by Tomislav Todorović and Victor Lomantsov, 29 January 2010

At WEB-pages of "Tribunal" - bulletin of Latvian National-Bolsheviks <> (defunct), I have found proposed flag of Latvia after possible in the future victory of National Bolshevik party in this country. The inscription (in Russian): "Flag of Latgalian National-Bolshevik Republic, 2005". In my image I used colours closed to Latvian flag. I don't sure in it, because the image of the flag in the site is "waved". Maybe it is plain red. National-Bolshevik Party is not Communist (but they use popular H&S symbols). It is a Neu-Nazi party.
Victor Lomantsov, 27 April 2003

Latgalia is a province in the south-eastern part of Latvia. Latgalia has a political and cultural history different from that of the rest of the Latvia which were long under German-Swedish rule and thus became marked by German-Swedish culture. Latgalia remained under Polish-Lithuanian rule until 1772, when it was ceded to the Russian Empire. Today, this part of Latvia is almost entirely inhabited by ethnic Russians. Oddly enough, only the tiny minority of ethnic Latvians in this part of Latvia are today called "Latgalians".
On the same "Nationalist Bolshevik" website there is an article about a radar station in Latgalia which recently has been set up by the Latvian Government in order to meet NATO standards. The article's heading is "Genocide"...
Kristian Söderberg, 28 April 2003

Nazi-Bolsheviks in Latvia is very active but a small movement. In any occasion they have demonstrations, piquets and other activities. In organization they are close to analogue Russian party (National Bolshevik Party). In all activities they fly Nazi-like flag (red with white ring) with hammer and sickle. Without any white band.
Latgalia is almost entirely Latvian (Latgalian) excluding Daugavpils, Ludza and 10 rural parishes. But Daugavpils is 2nd biggest city in Latvia and greatest in Latgalia and in this case Latvians and non-Latvians are 50:50. Non-Latvians include very big minorities of Poles and Belarusians.
Gvido Pētersons, 28 April 2003

This flag may be seen at the current Web site of the bulletin "Tribunal" (the site which served as Mr Lomantsov's source is closed), whose homepage: <> contains a screenshot of its earlier version, where the flag is clearly seen as employing the same shade of red as in the flag of Latvia.
Tomislav Todorović, 29 January 2010

National Power Unity Party

image from <>

It seems this is some ultra-nationalist party. However, they have a flag at <>.
Valentin Poposki, 30 July 2006

Latvian Scandinavian Cross

image by Ree Fischer, 4 December 2005

There is a Scandinavian-cross version of the Latvian flag. The version has been created by a non-governmental organisation and later a political party, For the National Independence of Latvia, in the early 1990's. Nordic ideas were among those vividly discussed in the society. The discussion still continues, yet is not getting much attention in the media. Ratio 19:26 with the cross shifted to the left.
Ree Fischer, 4 December 2005