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Russian civil defence

Last modified: 2005-10-08 by antonio martins
Keywords: civil defence | star: 8 points (white) | disc (blue) | triangle (orange) |
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Civil Defence

[Russian Civil Defence flag]
image by Jan Oskar Engen, 05 Aug 1996

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

Ministry of Extraordinary Situations

[Ministry of Extraordinary Situations flag]
image by Jaume Ollé, 15 Dec 1996

That is the flag of the Ministry of Extraordinary Situations.
Jaume Ollé, 15 Dec 1996

[Here "Extraordinary Situations" means "emmergencies". — ed.]