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hoorenz
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posted 10-26-2013 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Early next year, the Russian flag that is being worn aboard the International Space Station, will change to the version shown below. It will include the double headed Russian eagle.

Cosmonauts Skvortsov and Artemyev will be the first to fly with the new flag on their Kentavr-Nauka produced suits. The new flag patches are being produced in Russia.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 10-26-2013 12:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
According to the Kremlin's website, this is the Standard (Flag) of the President of the Russian Federation, as first adopted in 1994.

Any idea why they are switching to the flag of the president rather than continuing to use the State Flag of Russia, which apparently remains the tricolor design?

SkyMan1958
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posted 10-26-2013 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SkyMan1958   Click Here to Email SkyMan1958     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would guess it has something to do with Putin... either him wanting some self glorification or some underling trying to toady up to him.

GoesTo11
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posted 10-26-2013 09:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by SkyMan1958:
I would guess it has something to do with Putin...
That's my guess as well. I'm not interested in ginning up controversy here, so I'll just say this smells of Putin's vanity and leave it at that.

hoorenz
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posted 10-27-2013 02:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Maybe I am naïve, but I think it is simply meant as a combination of the Russian flag and the Russian state seal (remember how Soviet cosmonauts were wearing their state seal for two decades). The presidential standard also happens to combine these two elements, but is square.

dcfowler1
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posted 10-27-2013 08:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If it is square, it is the Presidential flag; If it is rectangular, it is the flag of the commander-in-chief of the Russian armed forces.

So, based on this image, this flag is the latter.

It is true that in many nations, there are multiple national flags; a plain one would be the civil national flag, used by citizens, and a flag with the addition of the coat of arms would be the state flag, used by the government.

This would be a decent explanation, except that I don't believe that there is any provision for this in RF law.

dcfowler1
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posted 10-27-2013 08:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dcfowler1   Click Here to Email dcfowler1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From the official RF heraldry site: From Flags of the World, for the CinC flag.

hoorenz
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posted 03-25-2014 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for hoorenz   Click Here to Email hoorenz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yelena Serova wearing her Kentavr suit with new Russian flag patch.

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posted 03-25-2014 03:10 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dom   Click Here to Email dom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ah, another subtle sign of Putin's growing influence on Russian institutions.

Maybe in a few years, he'll go the whole hog and replace the two-headed eagle with a hammer and sickle and then change the background to all red!

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