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Russian Army flags

Last modified: 2007-06-09 by antónio martins
Keywords: army | grenade | swords: 2 crossed | sword (yellow) | soviet | hammer and sickle (yellow) |
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Russian Air Force flag
image by Mikhail Revnivtsev, 07 Jun 2004
See also:
  • WWII commemorative flag
  • Anti-Soviet Russian units in WWII (within the German forces)
  • Russian Air Force flags
  • Russian Navy flags
  • Non-military security forces
  • Soviet Army flags
  • Russia

  • Description of the flag

    On official web-site of Ministry of Defence of Russian Federation (this page) is official images of flags of Army (Land forces) and Air Force, authorized by the order of Minister of Defence on June, 5, 2004

    Flag of Army represents a bilaterial cloth of red color. In the center of a flag — is image of a small emblem of the Army (Land forces) (gold flaring granada on a background of two crossed swords). The attitude of width of a flag to his length — two three. The attitude of width of an emblem to length of a flag — four to five.

    Mikhail Revnivtsev, 07 Jun 2004

    Current use of soviet flags

    I saw a picture of a Russian troop, on at Yahoo news photos, standing guard at a road checkpoint under a soviet flag.
    Steve Stringfellow, 07 Feb 2000

    Russian military aircraft still use the red star, Russian military units still carry red colors, Aeroflot still uses the hammer an sickle, and (at least until recently) the towers of the Kremlin are still topped with illuminated red stars. And the military newspaper is still Krasnaya Zvezda, which means Red Star. (Red Square is still called Red Square, too, although that name goes back to pre-Revolutionary times.) My impression is that Russians are quite OK with retention of at least some of these Soviet era symbols, especially for military uses, in recognition of the achievements of the USSR armed forces, esp. in World War II.
    Joe McMillan, 30 May 2000

    Government plans to adopt new emblem, new banners, new flags. But for now Armed Forces use old communist symbols.
    Victor Lomantsov, 30 May 2000

    As in here, for instance, the joint display of modern and soviet motifs is not unusual in current russian militaria.
    António Martins, 09 Nov 2000

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