History, traditions
Author`s name Olga Savka

Collapse of the USSR initiated Flag Day national holiday in Russia - Comments

In actuality, Russia had no national flag until the mid 19th centuryThe National Flag Day was commemorated in Russia yesterday on August, 22. The people of Russia got used to the flag with horizontal bands of white, blue, and red. The flag has been flying over the Kremlin for 14 years now. However, it was not until 1994 that Boris Yeltsin declared August, 22, a national holiday,  three years after the flag was first hoisted over the citadel of the Russian government

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