Soviet Union // Naval ensign with Guard honor

Sub-collection: Russia / USSR

In its early years the Soviet Union (USSR) used variations of the Red Banner for most purposes. Later, to rally traditional Russian nationalism on behalf of the state, some imperial symbols were readopted in modified form. For example, the imperial navy's "[St.] Andrew's Flag," which had been in use for over 200 years, was revived. The white f[...]

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