Meaning of Flag of Russia
What is the Flag of Russia:
The flag of Russia is one of the symbols that represents the Russian Federation at the international level, the largest country on the planet.
The flag of Russia is a tricolor composed of three horizontally distributed stripes of the same size, in a 2: 3 ratio. Its colors, from top to bottom, are white, blue and red.
The current flag has been in use since the 17th century, since the time of Emperor Peter "the Great", considered the father of the Russian flag.
It was this ruler who would decree that all Russian commercial ships raise the white, blue and red flag, colors that would later be used by other Slavic countries, as a symbol of Pan-Slavicism.
However, it was only the last Russian emperor, Nicholas II, whose reign extended from 1894 to 1917, the year of the revolution and the fall of the Russian Empire, who made the tricolor emblem official as a Russian national symbol.
See also Tsarism.
It should be remembered that, after the revolution, the official flag would be replaced by another whose most remembered design in our days is the one with a red background, which in the upper left has a crossed hammer and sickle, on top of which is a star. . These three elements are yellow. This flag is a symbol of the years of Soviet communism.
See also USSR.
However, with the fall of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), the old Russian imperial flag will be officially retaken on December 11, 1993.
The day of the Russian national flag is celebrated on August 22, as it was on this day, in 1991, when it was again flown in Moscow.
Meaning of the colors
Different meanings are associated with the origin of the colors of the Russian flag.
One theory says that white represents freedom and independence; blue, the mother of God, protector of Russia, and red, sovereignty.
Another theory conjectures that white actually symbolizes peace, purity, and perfection; blue, faith and fidelity, and red, energy, power and the blood shed for the country.
It is also said that the colors come from an explanation of the universe, according to which in the lower part would be the material world (red), above, the heavens (blue), and, finally, in the upper part, the divine (white) .
Likewise, it is said that the colors actually represent the three Slavic peoples of the Soviet Union: the Belarusians, the Ukrainians and the Russians.