Russian Flag

Russian Flag

The Flag of Russia - Description of the Russian Flag

As the above picture of the Russian Flag indicates the tricolour of Pan-Slavic colors of White, Blue and Red

The description of the Russian Flag is as follows:

three equal horizontal bands of red (top), white, and red

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the Russian flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the Russian flag is described as 2:3 ( length 1 times the height )

The Meaning & History of the Russian Flag

The Russian flag became the official flag of Russia on May 7th 1883

The Bolsheviks took power in 1917 and changed the flag until August 21st 1991 when it became the official flag of the Russia again

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