Russia

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


Image: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/archive/f/f3/20120812153730!Flag_of_Russia.svg

Flag Information: http://www.worldflags101.com/r/russia-flag.aspx

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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%


Source: http://www.indexmundi.com/russia/ethnic_groups.html