New Ukraine (Russian: Новая Украина Novaya Ukraina) is a general term used to describe the eastern portion of Bellinsgauzenia. The region generally describes a pro-Russo-Slavic feel for the region, and host the majority of proposed Russo-Slavic settlements for the state.
The New Ukraine Oblast also holds this name, but makes up a small portion of what can be called "New Ukraine".
The term New Ukraine was proposed by Governor Devon Moore in 12009, named after the Ukraine. The name is thought to come from the Russian word krai meaning "land" or "region" respectively. The name is both in honor of the Russian majority in the state, and to honor his Russian-speaking friends who have taught him to speak the language (who all are actually Ukrainian).
Moore stated he wanted to name the region after something involving Russian culture. One of the proposed ideas was naming the region "New Siberia," after Siberia. This was do to the fact that both regions are quite similar to each other (in the geographical sense). Moore decided not to use this name because New Siberia is already used within Russia. Another idea was to name the region "New Odessa" or "Little Odessa" (in honor of his mentor's hometown in the Ukraine).
Though New Ukraine is not a state of the Federated States, the region does have a flag to represent it. The flag of New Ukraine is similar to how Siberia and the "South" have flags to represent the people but not a governing body.
The flag of New Ukraine originated from the flag of the Ukraine and some similarities to the flag of Green Ukraine (also called "New Ukraine"). The flag is a vertical tricolor flag made up of blue, green, and yellow. Blue can represent tradition and the old ways, while yellow represents the future and new ideals. Green represents the combination of past and future (both symbolically and literally).
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