Modern flags of Russian Army


Colours of Land Forces
Colours of Air Forces
Airborne flag
Engineers` flag
Space Forces flags
Victory banner


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Emblem of russian Armed Forces, main element of army colours, was adpopted 27, January, 1997 (Decree No 46). It is double-headed crowned eagle (1812 type)

Project Project Project

Three projects of army colours made in 1990ths.

Colours of Armed Forces

Colours of Armed Forces adopted 8, December, 2000 (confirmed by Council of Federation - 20, Dec; signed by president V.Putin - 29, Dec) - plain red flag. The Law on this colour come into force 4, January, 2001 after publishing in "Rossiyskaya gazeta".

Colours of Armed Forces

Modern version of Armed Forces colour was adopted by State Duma in June, 2003. It is red flag with state coat of arms, emblem of Armed Forces, ornament, motto "FATHERLAND, DUTY, HONOUR"

Standard of Minister of Defense

Personal Standard of Minister of Defense was presented by president Yeltsyn to minister I.Sergeev on 22, February, 1999. The standard adopted by Oder of minister No166 from 30, April, 1997.

Standard of Chief of General Staff

Standard of Chief of General Staff of Armed Forces

Standard of Deputy minister - Chief of army construction.

Standard of Deputy Minister - Chief of Rear of Armed Forces

Pennant of Miister of Defence Pennant of Miister of Defence

"Pennant of Miister of Defence" (award for best military units) was adopted on 26, December, 1998.

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Colour of Land Forces Colour of Land Forces

Colour of Land Forces adopted by presidential Decree No 141 4, February, 2002.

colour of Air Forces colour of Air Forces

Colour of Air Forces adopted by presidential Decree No 141 4, February, 2002.

Flag of Airborne

Flag of Airborne (unofficial)

Flag of army engineers

Information from works of Yu.Veremeev

Flag of Space Forces

Flag of Space Forces adopted by Minister of Defence (Order No 290) on 8, August, 1996.

Commander of Space Forces

Standard of Commander of Space Forces was adopted by Minister of Defence (Order No 290) on 8, August, 1996 too.

Victory banner

symbol of Victory banner

15, April, 1996 president Yeltsyn adopted "symbol of Victory banner" - red flag with five-pointed star. This flag uses for decoration of national holidays connected with II World War.

 Victory banner

Real Victory banner is a flag of 1 rifle bataillon of 756 regiment hoisted upon Reichstag in Berlin on 30, April, 1945.

The flag was hoisted by soldiers Egorov and Kantaria

Now the banner kept in Army Museum in Moscow.


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