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Russian naval flags (1917.02-1917.10)

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Red flags

After revolution of february 1917 (republican, not socialist) russian warships hoisted different red flags (very often with inscriptions and different mottos).
Victor Lomantsov, 18 Mar 2000

Provisional flag

[Russian Navy St. Andrew flag]
Yosef Obskura and Zeljko Heimer, 06 Apr 1999

On 1 may 1917, Centrobalt (Central Commettee of Baltic Fleet) ordered to all warships to hoist Andrew’s flag. It was named “provisional flag”. Several ships added to Andrew’s flag a red stripe (battleship Petropavlovsk — Andrew’s flag with red vertical stripe on fly selvage etc.).
Victor Lomantsov, 18 Mar 2000