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Russian Army flags

Last modified: 2003-03-01 by antonio martins
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Current use of soviet flags

I saw a picture of a Russian troop, on at Yahoo news photos, standing guard at a road checkpoint under a soviet flag.
Steve Stringfellow, 07 Feb 2000

Russian military aircraft still use the red star, Russian military units still carry red colors, Aeroflot still uses the hammer an sickle, and (at least until recently) the towers of the Kremlin are still topped with illuminated red stars. And the military newspaper is still Krasnaya Zvezda, which means Red Star. (Red Square is still called Red Square, too, although that name goes back to pre-Revolutionary times.) My impression is that Russians are quite OK with retention of at least some of these Soviet era symbols, especially for military uses, in recognition of the achievements of the USSR armed forces, esp. in World War II.
Joe McMillan, 30 May 2000

Government plans to adopt new emblem, new banners, new flags. But for now Armed Forces use old communist symbols.
Victor Lomantsov, 30 May 2000

As in here, for instance, the joint display of modern and soviet motifs is not unusual in current russian militaria.
António Martins, 09 Nov 2000