Flags of the World
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Flags of the World
The national Romanian flag has three vertical stripes of equal width. The colors from left to right are blue, yellow and red. The colors of the stripes represent the principalities that formed Romania, Moldova and Walachia. Romania is one of four world countries that use a blue, yellow and red vertically striped flag.
The national flag of Romania was adopted on December 27, 1989. The flag has looked mainly the same since Romania gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1877. Until 1989 the only difference between the old Romanian flag and the current flag was an addition of the country's coat of arms in the yellow stripe.
The national flag of Russia has three horizontal stripes of equal width. The top stripe is white, the middle is blue and the bottom stripe is red. The white on the flag is symbolic of frankness and generosity. The middle blue stripe represents loyalty, wisdom and honesty. The red stripe on the bottom symbolizes courage, love and magnanimity.
The current flag of Russia was adopted on August 21, 1991; a few months before Russia became and independent country.
The Rwandan flag has three horizontal stripes. The top stripe is blue and takes up the top half of the flag. The lower half of the flag has two equal width stripes of yellow and green. In the top right corner of the blue stripe is a yellow sun with 24 rays. The blue stripe on the flag symbolizes peace and happiness. The yellow stripe represents the economic development and mineral wealth of Rwanda, and the green stripe represents prosperity and the natural resources of the country. The sun symbolizes enlightenment from ignorance, along with unity and transparency.
The flag of Rwanda was adopted on October 25, 2001 and was designed by Rwandan artist Alphonse Kirimbenecyo.