Flag of Russia

Flag of Russia

Russian flag is composed of three horizontal stripes of equal width. Red, blue and white are considered traditional Pan-Slavic colors and wide number of states adopted them in the 19th century since Russia was at that time the only independent Slavic state. During the rule of the Communist Party, the tricolor was replaced by the red flag with a hammer and a sickle in the upper left part of the flag. After the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, Kremlin decided to return to traditional tricolor. There are many theories explaining the symbolism of the tricolor. White can represent the aristocracy, Belarusians, God, peace, purity, or honesty; blue Ukrainians, tsar, persistence, or faith and fortitude; red can stand for Russians, people, power, or blood shed for the country.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Baku 9,477,100 86,600 km2
Flag of Belarus Belarus Minsk 9,468,100 207,600 km2
Flag of Estonia Estonia Tallinn 1,311,870 45,100 km2
Flag of Finland Finland Helsinki 5,452,821 338,145 km2
Flag of Georgia Georgia Tbilisi 4,483,800 69,700 km2
Flag of Kazakhstan Kazakhstan Astana 17,186,000 2,724,900 km2
Flag of Latvia Latvia Riga 2,003,900 64,600 km2
Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Vilnius 2,941,953 65,300 km2
Flag of Mongolia Mongolia Ulaanbaatar 2,931,300 1,564,120 km2
Flag of North Korea North Korea Pyongyang 24,895,000 120,538 km2
Flag of Norway Norway Oslo 5,109,056 385,155 km2
Flag of People's Republic of China The People's Republic of China Beijing 1,363,350,000 9,640,820 km2
Flag of Poland Poland Warsaw 38,502,396 312,685 km2
Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Kiev (Kyiv) 45,426,200 603,700 km2

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Main information

Country
Russia
Capital city
Moscow
Population
143,700,000 (2014)
Total area
17,098,200 km2
Formation
24. 8. 1991
Highest point
Mount Elbrus (5,642 m)
GDP
$ 17,518 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
russian ruble (RUB)
Code
RU (RUS)
Calling code
+7
Internet TLD
.ru

Country is member of

By continents
Asia, Europe
By organizations
G8

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Rusko (Moskva)
English
Russia (Moscow)
German
Russische Föderation (Moskau)
French
Russie (Moscou)
Italian
Russia (Mosca)
Spanish
Rusia (Moscú)
Russian
Россия (Москва)
Slovak
Rusko (Moskva)
Polish
Rosja (Moskwa)
Portuguese
Rússia (Moscou)
Chinese
俄罗斯 (莫斯科)
Japanese
ロシア (モスクワ)
Turkish
Rusya (Moskova)
Norwegian
Russland (Moskva)
Swedish
Ryssland (Moskva)
Hungarian
Oroszország (Moszkva)
Dutch
Rusland (Moskou)
Danish
Rusland (Moskva)
Finnish
Venäjä (Moskova)
Hebrew
רוסיה (מוסקבה)

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