The Importance Of The Flag In The Russian Revolution

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In any culture, the flag is a symbol of unity and strength. This means that when a leader is choosing a flag and the design, he must choose wisely in order to show the strength of his country. Red, white, and blue are colors widely used to represent countries. They sometimes represent things like nobility, loyalty, and courage. Being a symbol of strength, a flag can be one of the most important, but understated things used in a state to convey a message. For these reasons, the evolution and design of the Russian flag was an important part of the Russian Revolution. In the late 1600s, Tsar Peter I the Great wanted to turn Russia into a more modern state. In order to do so, he thought Russia needed a navy. To learn about shipbuilding concepts and techniques, he traveled to the Netherlands. When choosing the flag for the merchant ships in 1699 he chose one that closely related the Dutch red, white, and blue tricolor. The only difference between the two was that the Russian flag’s colors were arranged white, blue, and red. (Smith, Flag of Russia) Sometimes these colors are given the traditional Russian symbolism; one translation of this would be the red shield of the Grand Principality of Moscow, with the portrayal of St. George cloaked in blue and riding a white horse. There was also a reference that was made to the first Russian warship, the Oryol, and the red and white flag and a blue cross that had flown on its mast. The people loved this flag because of the supposed

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