Russian Flag, USSR Flag - History, Pictures

Russian Flag History

The flag of Russia is an official state symbol of the Russian Federation along with the Coat of Arms and Russian National Anthem. Russian flag is a tricolor flag which has three horizontal stripes. They are white on the top, blue in the middle and red on the bottom. Width to length ration of the flag is 2:3.

The flag of Russia was first introduced in 1896. They say that the flag was based on the Dutch flag. Starting from 1994, August 22 is the official day of the Russian flag which is called The Day of the State flag of the Russian Federation.

There is no official meaning of the colors of the flag. But some people interpret the three colors of the Russian flag as follows: White - symbolizes nobleness, honor, freedom; Blue - faith, truth, it's the color of God's Mother; Red color - means courage, bravery, love, and it's also a symbol of great power statehood.

Picture of the Russian flag

Soviet Union Flag

A lot of people still refer USSR flag to an Old Russian flag. The flag of Soviet Union was created in December 30th, 1922 during a Congress of Soviets.

Picture of the USSR flag

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