Rainbow Flag of Jewish Autonomous Oblast Disliked by Residents

From Ridus.ru:

The rainbow flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast confuses half of its residents

Local news agency EAOmedia has found out from visitors to the portal how they feel about the similarities between the flag of the JAO and sexual minorities, and whether it confuse the citizen. And, it would seem, they do not feel very positive about it – practically half of the oblast’s residents are confused.

The official description of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast’s is as follows:

The flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast is made up of a white rectangular panel, on the horizontal axis of which is a coloured stripe, symbolising the rainbow and consisting of seven thin, horizontal lines, placed from top to bottom in the following order: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet, the width of each is exactly 1/40th of the width of the flag, separated by thin white horizontal lines, each of which is exactly 1/120th of the width of the flag. The ratio of the width of the flag in relation to its length is 2:3.”

It is particularly emphasized that the coloured stripes on the flag must be arranged in order, from left to right as you stand in front of the flag, and not…

According to the results of the survey, people believe that the time has come to change the flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast – 36% of those asked. (By the way, the flag is 13 years old, the flag was confirmed in November 1996). 31% of the oblast’s residents were not at all confused by the flag. 21% were confused. Another 15% could not see the similarities between the flag of sexual minorities and the symbol of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast. 13% specifically went on the site to say that they did not care.

The story about the flag began when a resident of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast approached the Heraldic Council of the President of the Russian Federation to check to see if the oblast’s flag was gay propaganda. Specialists investigated and came to the conclusion that the Jewish Autonomous Oblast’s flag was not propaganda for homosexuality.

Comments from Ridus.ru:


Absolute madness :-D !!

aN_Na: (responding to above)

I agree, it’s only snobs that can see propaganda in this!!! Next, we’ll be banned from calling the sky blue! [Note: blue is a common euphemism in Russian for homosexual] Our world was made perfect, but gays appeared, and turned everything upside down!!! Now, everyone is reminded of it with every painting O…o-o-o


Madness is growing


The very idea of a rainbow after the rain confuses half the population of Russia, who are obsessed with fags :)

coyoteOdin: (responding to above)

So now, Milonov and Mizulina should ban rain as “propaganda”.

Змей Горыныч:

What’s so confusing? You just need to ban gays from defiling the flag of the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, job done :-)


It’s a bit late to make excuses for it


Poof colours – do not like.


We should give this flag to the Chechens, let them carry it with pride


And why is no-one surprised by the name of the region – JEWISH?

Добробобр: (responding to above)

And why should anyone be surprised by this? )

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