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This made many Ruthenians flee to the scarcely populated lands, Dzikie Pola (Wild Fields), the Polish name of the Zaporizhian Sich, where they formed a big part of the Cossacks. Others sought refuge in the lands of other magnates or in Russia[citation wanted]. They consider the interval of 1917 to 1991 to have been a period of occupation by the Soviet regime which was internationalist and anti-Christian. They used the tsarist tricolour (white-blue-purple) as their national flag, for instance, and some organizations used the flag of the Imperial Russian Navy.