State Flag Day of the Russian Federation (22/08)

Every year on August 22, Russia celebrates the Day of the State Flag of the Russian Federation, established on the basis of Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 1714 of August 20, 1994.

On August 22, 1991, the tricolor Russian flag was officially raised over the White House in Moscow for the first time, replacing the red flag with a hammer and sickle as the state symbol. On this day, at the Extraordinary Session of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR, a resolution was adopted to consider "a panel of ... white, azure, scarlet stripes" as the official national flag of Russia.

Today, the flag of Russia - the "state tricolor" - is the official state symbol, along with the emblem and anthem of the Russian Federation. The flag is a rectangular panel of three equal horizontal stripes: the top one is white, the middle one is blue and the bottom one is red. The ratio of the flag's width to its length is 2:3.