Pan-Slavic colors

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The Pan-Slavic flag approved at the Prague Slavic Congress, 1848

The Pan-Slavic colors, red, blue and white, were defined by the Prague Slavic Congress, 1848 based on the flag of Russia, which was introduced in the late 17th century.

The flag of Slovenia was introduced in 1848, when group of Slovenian intellectuals in Vienna (Austria) created the tricolor flag (white-blue-red). Slovakia also has the same tricolor flag design as Slovenia and Russia. The first Slovak flag was also introduced in 1848.

Yugoslavia, both the Kingdom (Kingdom of Yugoslavia, 1918–1943) and the Republic (SFR Yugoslavia, 1943–1992) was a union of several Slavic nations, and therefore not only sported the pan-Slavic colors but adopted the pan-Slavic flag as its own (later adding a red star). The State Union of Serbia and Montenegro, a successor state of Yugoslavia, also used the pan-Slavic flag.

Flags of some republics and autonomous okrugs of Russia with non-Slavic titular nation (e.g. Chukotka Autonomous Okrug) incorporate the pan-Slavic tricolor to symbolize both their being part of Russia and significant presence of Russian population.

Current flags with Pan-Slavic colors[edit]


Autonomous entities[edit]

Former flags with Pan-Slavic colors[edit]

Other Slavic flags[edit]

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