The banner o Roushie is a tricolour banner o three equal horizontal fields, white on the tap, blue in the middle an reid on the bottom. The banner wis first uised as an ensign for Roushie merchant an war ships an ae became offeecial in 1896. The banner continued tae be uised bi the Roushie Proveesional Government even efter the Tsar wis toppled in the February Revolution an wis no replaced till the October Revolution which establisht a Bolshevik government. Frae that time period, a red banner chairged wi communist seembols wis favoured ower the tricolour. It wis no till the collapse o the Soviet Union in 1991 that the tricolour wis brocht back as the offeecial banner o the new Roushie Federation. The modren era banner unnerwent a slicht chynge in 1993 an haes been offeecial syne 2000.
Meanin an oreegin o the colours[eedit | eedit soorce]
The banner o Roushie uises the Pan-Slavic colours o reid, blue an white. While thare are several theories as tae the oreegin an reason for the choice o the colours, nane is currently universally acceptit as correct. Thare is nae offeecial meanin assigned tae the colours in Roushie laws.
The three colours purportitly came frae the coat o airms o the Grand Duchy o Moscow, which depict Saunt George wearin white (siller) airmour, ridin a white horse, wearin a blue cape an hauldin a blue shield, on a reid field. Accordin tae anither version, thir three colours wur associatit wi the robes o the Virgin Mary, the holy protectress o Roushie.
Yet anither interpretation o the three colours is that the order that thay are placed in reflectit the Roushie social seestem unner the monarchy: white represents God, blue the Tsar an reid the peasants. Anither vera common interpretation is the association o colours wi the main pairts o the Roushie Empire: white sicweys represents Belaroushie ("White Roushie"), blue Ukraine (or Malorossia, "Little Roushie"), an re "Great Roushie".
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