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Flag of Belarus

BY ALEX CROUCH This Sunday (7th June) sees the Belarus’ current flag celebrate its 20th anniversary. Belarus’ 1995 referendum on state symbols saw a 3:1 majority of those who voted in a 64.7 per-cent turnout, vote in favour of the design that bears a striking resemblance to the flag used by the Byelorussian S.S.R. The […]

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Flag of Latvia: From the blood of heroes

BY ALEX CROUCH It was 25 years ago this Friday (27th February) that Latvia re-adopted their current flag, the same one they’d used from the day the country declared its independence from Russia: 18th November 1918. But the story behind Latvia’s flag dates back over 700 years. Legend has it the leader of a Latvian […]

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