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Russia, 1914-1917

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[Russian flag in 1914]
by António Martins and Rick Wyatt, 03 Mar 1999

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According to Smith [smi75], the white-blue-red tricolor with a canton of the imperial arms was introduced by imperial decree on 19 November 1914. It replaced the black-orange-white tricolor, which had been the civil flag since 1858, and also the plain white-blue-red tricolor. The 1914 civil flag disappeared in 1917 when the monarchy was abolished. The plain white-blue-red tricolor then became the nation's de facto national flag. However, it was never officially adopted as such — Kerensky's government had too much else on its mind!
Tom Gregg, 21 Mar 1999

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