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Russian Defense Ministry flags

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The general design is similar to early 19th cent. regimental flags.
António Martins, 14 May 2002


Ministry of Defence

Minister of Defense
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 February 2014

During a report upon the Crimea Crisis a Russian Flag could be seen. Ratio like national flag, i.e. 2:3, design similar to the Defence Minister's flag, but with silver double-eagle and without fringes, red disc and wreath. So my first guess is, it has something to do with the Ministry of Defence.
Source: Tagesschau, German TV-news; 27 Feb 2014; 8:00 pm
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 28 February 2014

It is Ministry of Defence Flag adopted on 23, July, 2003.
Victor Lomantsov, 28 February 2014


Minister of Defense

Minister of Defense
image by Nikolay Khimenkov, 28 Jun 2000

Personal standard of Minister of Defence was adopted on April, 30, 1997 (order No 166).
Victor Lomantsov, 30 May 2000


Chief of General Staff

Chief of General Staff
image by Nikolay Khimenkov, 28 Jun 2000

Personal standard of Chief of General Staff adopted August 10, 1999.
Nikolay Khimenkov, 28 Jun 2000

I notice this flag uses the 1858-1883 colors, which is especially evident when comparing with the minister's flag, which uses the national colors. Any idea why?
António Martins, 14 May 2002