The Former USSR Today

Russian Flag

  • Tricolor flag with red, white, and blue horizontal stripes
  • Some Russians believe the colors are symbols: white as generosity, blue as loyalty and wisdom, and red as courage and love
  • Based on the flag of the Netherlands
  • Adopted on August 21, 1991
  • Created by Peter the Great


Flag Information:

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Ethnic Make-up of Russia

Russian 77.7%

Tatar 3.7%

Ukrainian 1.4%

Bashkir 1.1%

Chuvash 1%

Chechen 1%

Other 10.2%

Unspecified 3.9%