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Flag of Russsian airborne force (VDV). You can see this flag in the TV reportings about Russian peacekeepers in Kosovo.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 18 Jul 1999
I think it is not official.
Victor Lomantsov, 12 Oct 2000
Not so long ago we “discovered” a site showing several Soviet and Russian flags at http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Bunker/5153/banner.htm. One of the things shown there is a souvenir flag (of the Airborne school, or something similar) which included 2x light blue- 1x green ornamentation beside the Russian flag. I suggested that there might be some connection and that there might be such blue-green flag for paratroopers, either in the modern Russia or in the SU.
Zeljko Heimer, 21 Jul 1999
It is the pennant of Ryazan High Command Airborne School.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 21 Jul 1999
A friend of mine sent me a picture of a Russian paratroopers unit flaga.
Steve Stringfellow, 17 Aug 2000
I would hunt in the direction of a SpetsNaz unit. The big shape at the bottom of the seal on the blue flag looks like the bat used as the emblem of the GRU, and the GRU controls SpetsNaz. Just a possibility.
Joe McMillan, 18 Aug 2000