A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z

Russia Flag

The explanation for the symbols of the Russian Flag

The flag of the Russian Federation was adopted in 1993. Many people think itís recent, and believe it was created at the fall of the USSR in 1991, but it is not. In reality, this flag exists since its creation by Tsar Peter the Great around 1700. It was modelled on the flag of the Netherlands at the time. The Russian flag then underwent many modifications. From the representation of Saint George slaying the dragon (also a great English symbol) to the adoption of the Cross of St. Andrew, religious symbols were very present on Russian flags. Only in 1921, with the arrival of the Bolsheviks, the political aspect radically transforms the Russian flag. It then becomes the creation of the USSR, red (symbol of communism), with a hammer and sickle crossed in the canton (upper left corner to the shaft) and a star above. When the communist regime fell, the Russian flag was rehabilitated as that of Peter the Great, as a symbol of the return of the great Russia.

National Russian Flag

You can download it in different sizes, in a decidedly modern design for your personal use, or for wider use. Russia's flag is available in 4 different sizes.

Large Russian flag

Any use of our flags on the web has to lead to a link to this page as the source

If the use is made in the context of a site generating income, or for the purpose of generating income, a DMCA statement (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) will be filed.

Flag of Russia