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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.

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Country Russia
Capital city Moscow
Continent Asia, Europe
Member of G8
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

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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)