The Russian Tri-color
By an imperial decree the Tsar oí Russia has directed that the colora of the national flag shall henceforth be white, blue and red, placed horizontally above one another, In the order named. It is rather a singular coincidence that this change, which gives the Russian flag a close resemblance to the French "tri-color" - on which, however, the colors are placed perpendicularly - was ordered just before the Tzar's visit to France. The Imperial House of Russia will retain for its special ensign the yellow flag with the black eagle, and the flag with the pale blue cross of St Andrew is retained for the navy.
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