Essay On Russian Flag

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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…show more content…
There were similar flags used in other Soviet countries. On December 31, 1922 the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was created and with the new union and constitution, the Red Banner with a golden hammer, sickle, and star was made the national flag. The hammer and sickle represented the peasants and workers of Russia and the star symbolized “the ultimate goal of global communist victory.” This flag was in use until the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991. (Smith, Flag of Union Soviet Socialist Republics) In 1991 when the Soviet Union was dissolving, the white, blue, and red tricolor was brought back and flown with the Soviet flag for some months over the Kremlin until it was adopted by order of the Congress of People’s Deputies in December of the same year. (Russia
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