Andrei Flag

Andrei Flag

 

ensign of the prerevolutionary Russian Navy, with the blue cross of St. Andrew the First-Called (Sv. Andrei Pervozvannyi), who was considered the patron saint and protector of Russia; the flag was established in 1699 by Peter I. Originally the Andrei flag had three stripes, of white, blue, and red, running across it; but beginning in 1709 it had only one of these colors or was simply white (during the reigns of Empress Anna Ivanovna and Empress Catherine II and from 1865 on). The cross was positioned diagonally in a little rectangle in the upper corner at the staff or diagonally over the entire width.

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