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State Insignia



The State Insignia of the Russian Federation are the National Flag of the Russian Federation, the National Seal of the Russian Federation and the National Anthem of the Russian Federation.

The National Flag of the Russian Federation is the official differential sign of the state, whose description is established by law. The National Flag is the symbol of the sovereignty of Russia.


The National Flag of the Russian Federation is a rectangular cloth with three equal horisontal stripes: the uppermost is white, the middle is blue and the bottom is red. The proportion of the flag's width to its length is 2:3.

   

The State Seal is an official insignia of the state. The regaining of the double-headed eagle as the National Seal of Russia embodies the continuity and succession of the Russian history.


The State Seal of the Russian Federation is a rectangular red heraldic shield with rounded bottom corners and a pointed middle. As a centerpiece the Russian state seal has a golden double-headed eagle spreading its wings upwards. Each head of the eagle is crowned with a small crown and a large one crowns them above; all the three are joined with a ribbon.

   


The National Anthem is also the state insignia - it is the solemn musical and poetical composition, accepted as the symbol of the state unity. The Anthem's words reflect the feelings of patriotism, respect for the history of the country and its political system.

During the official performance of the National Anthem of the Russian Federation present should listen to it upright, the men have to take off their hats. In case if the performance of the National Anthem of Russia is accompanied by the hoisting the National Flag present should face towards the flag.

Source: http://www.kremlin.ru/



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