A lasting national symbol: Facts and History of Russian Federation Flag
The Russian horizontal tricolour having the three horizontal aligned colours stripes of white, blue and red stands as national emblem for the country since 1896.
Facts and History of Russian Federation Flag show toward the many short time periods this flag was adopted by the provisory governments: the major change regarding the national emblem occurred when the Bolshevik government was established and the Soviet Union was formed having as flag the communist symbols.
The collapse of the Russian Federation favored the comeback of the horizontal tricolour that stands as national symbol for Russia since 1993.
There is no particular symbolism attributed to the emblemís colours.