similarity of the three national flags - Russian, Slovenian and Slovak - maximum.Both flags consist of three horizontal bands - white, blue and red, and even they are arranged in the same order.The only difference between the flags is in the arms that are in Slovene and Slovak flag, and each of these countries, their coat of arms.The flag of the Russian Federation there is the coat of arms.

Whence came the colors of the flag

Explanation similarity flags should look for something that unites three people.Russian, is the titular nation in the Russian Federation, and Slovaks, and Slovenes - a Slavic peoples.In t
he Slavic peoples there is a common flag - a pan-Slavic.The flag was adopted at the Slavic Congress held in Prague in 1848 under the chairmanship of the famous Czech historian F. Palacky.

It was a difficult time for the Slavic peoples.On the one hand, they experienced a national rebirth, the awakening of national consciousness, on the other - many of whom have been deprived of national self-determination.Bulgaria and Serbia were under the rule of the Ottoman Empire, and the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia - under the rule of the Austrian Empire.

Not all, but many of the delegates had pinned hopes on Russia, so the basis of pan-Slavic colors of the flag were taken of the Russian tricolor.For most it was the Russian flag merchant ships, adopted by Peter I. King reformer flag colors borrowed from Holland.

pan-Slavic flag includes horizontal stripes in the same colors as the Russian, but they are arranged differently: blue, white, red.It was under the tricolor flag Slovaks rose up against Hungary, used it, and Slovenian patriots.

What other people use Pan-Slavic colors

pan-Slavic colors of the flag, though with a different location can be seen on national flags, and other Slavic countries - Serbia, Croatia, Czech Republic.They were present in the flag of Yugoslavia.A flag with the same color chosen for themselves Autonomous Republic of Crimea, and kept it and now, becoming part of the Russian Federation.

Use these colors in their flags and those Slavic peoples who today have no national self-determination and recognized ethnic minorities: Sorbs in Germany, as well as Rusyns living on the territory of Romania, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine.