All Russias Home Tsarist Russia Soviet Russia Russian Federation Learn Russian Images & Video
        A L L R U S S I A S . C O M
Russia from A to Z Russia on YouTube Best Student Essays Jokes about Rulers Russia with Laugh Useful Links


Political Jokes

Russian Music Samples

When Putin Retires...


Changing Colors


Russias national flag is a white, blue, and red tricolor that is almost 300 years old. Peter the Great introduced it in 1705 as the flag of the Russian merchant fleet. It finally became the national flag in 1883 on the decree of Alexander III.

In the civil war of 1918-1920, the Bolsheviks adopted the revolutionary red flag and were known as the Reds, whereas their opponents the Whites fought and lost under the imperial white, blue, and red tricolor.

The tricolor was resurrected as the national flag of Russia following the failed August 1991 coup, mainly as a symbol of the victory of the democratic forces of Russia over the conservatives in the Soviet leadership who had launched the coup as the final, and unsuccessful, attempt to reinstate centralist controls.

Copyrighted material
We Are Partners
Bookmark This Site ││Site Map ││Send Feedback ││About This Site
Lecture Bullet Points
Copyright 2007-2017 Alex Chubarov All Rights Reserved


Paradoxes of Mentality

Learn Russian with Us

Russian Federation

The "Catching up" Cycles
"Non-organic" Reforms
Great Leap to Capitalism
Russia's Privatization
Deformed Capitalism
Coping with Transition
The Yeltsin Era
Yeltsin's Legacy
Putin's Plan
Russian Federalism
The Chechen Problem
"Deprivatizing" the State
First and Second Dumas
Third and Fourth Dumas
Civil Society
"Controlled" Democracy

Post-Soviet Geopolitics

Paradoxes of Russian Mentality
Economy under Putin
The Putinite Order
Putin's Choice
People Speak (Opinion Polls)
Tables and Statistics

Russia from A to Z

Images & Video