RAIPON

The Flags of the World (FOTW) database recently added a new indigenous peoples’ flag: the flag of the Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON).

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RAIPON flag. Image by Zoltan Horvath

RAIPON was established in 1990 and participates on the Arctic Council. It represents 41 different indigenous groups across Russia.

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RAIPON’s logo. Source: yle/UUTISET

RAIPON was shut down unexpectedly in 2012 with the pretext that its logo had not been federally registered.  It has since reopened.

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Desk flags of Moscow (front) and RAIPON (back) at a meeting with North American environmental scientists at RAIPON’s Moscow offices. Source: raipon.info

On raipon.info we found a couple photos of vexillological interest:

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The flag of the Sami People is displayed at the opening of the 2015 Sami Games in the village of Lovozero, Murmansk Oblast, Russia.  Source: raipon.info.
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Flag of the Okhinsky District, Sakhalin Oblast, Russia flies at a regional championship in which 63 child athletes from Sakhalin’s seven districts competed. Source: raipon.info

Other Sakhalinese flags can be seen in this video about the competition.

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Author: SDM

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