The flag is, along with the coat of arms, one of the symbolsstate and statehood. Each recognized (and not recognized) world community has such attributes. The flag of Serbia is no exception. It should be noted that the symbolism of the state of Serbia was affirmed in the difficult conditions of the struggle for national independence, aggression on the part of neighboring states, attempts to oppress the dignity and rights of the population of the country.
At this historic moment, this is a rectangularin the form of its cloth, consisting of three strips, located horizontally and equally. At the top there is a red strip, at the bottom - white, in the middle - blue. And at a distance of one-third of the length from the edge of the shaft is the image of the Serbian emblem, which is a double-headed eagle under the crown. By the way, the colors and coat of arms are immediately reminiscent of Russian. And for social and public use, the flag of Serbia without a coat of arms is also allowed, as one option. These attributes were finally adopted by the Serbian Parliament in August 2004.
The flag of Serbia: history
Throughout the centuries, the appearance of the symbol has changedrepeatedly. Serbian King Stefan Vladislav (from the dynasty Nemanjic), who ruled in 1234-1243, is believed to have first approved the flag of Serbia (published in the source of 1281). The description of the attribute in the treasury of Stefan Władysław is also given: the equivalent red and blue stripes. However, scientists still do not know for certain how the colors on the flag were located, so traditionally they believe that it is horizontal. In 1835, the bottom becomes a white band, complementing the image, and the flag finally becomes similar to the Russian one.
During the Great Patriotic War the white bandmoves to the middle. In the center of the flag is a five-pointed star. After the war (Serbia in Yugoslavia), the star remains, and the white band again moves down. Preserved and the traditional tricolor. The flag of Serbia and Montenegro (their state union since 2003) is the same three bands, but without an asterisk. In 2006, Montenegro declares its independence (as a result of the referendum). The state of Serbia and Montenegro breaks up. And already in June 2006, the new flag of Serbia (photo below) flutters for the first time before the UN establishment as a symbol of the new state, replacing the flag of Serbia and Montenegro.
The origin of the attribute according to the version of Boris Tadic
Now the ex-president of Serbia in his interviewRussian television channels put forward a kind of "popular" version of the origin of the national flag. He argued that once upon a time the Serbs took as their basis the Russian flag, and then turned it over, after which they proclaimed the symbol of the Kingdom of Serbia. This confirms once again the idea of the cultural and spiritual unity of the Slavic peoples: Russians and Serbs, the community of the Russian World. Indeed, the Russians greatly helped the Serbs in their struggle for independence in a multitude of wars. And, despite some unscientificity of such an alleged variant of the origin of the flag, this version probably has every right to exist!