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During the presidential election campaign in Russia earlier this
summer, I noticed candidate Alexander Lebed being interviewed on TV
in front of a couple of flags (hanging on the wall behind him). The
first flag was the Russia white-blue-red with a large light blue
canton (covering the two upper bands) containing a white star. In
the centre of the star appeared a dark blue disk with a triangle in
orange. The second flag consisted of the light
blue canton only.
Jan Oskar Engen, 05 Aug 1996
I believe the blue circle with the orange triangle is the worldwide
accepted symbol of civil defence, and this was, also my first
association when I read your description. But, what it has to do with
Lebed, I have no clue.
Željko Heimer, 06 Aug 1996
That is the flag of the Ministry of Extraordinary Situations.
Jaume Ollé, 15 Dec 1996
[Here "Extraordinary Situations" means "emmergencies". — ed.]