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In photos: Russia celebrates Flag Day amid war in Ukraine


Russia on Monday marked Flag Day, its annual holiday celebrating the country’s tricolor which was restored after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991.

Russia has celebrated Flag Day every year since 1994, when then-President Boris Yeltsin created the holiday.

This year’s events have been overshadowed by the country’s nearly six-month-long war against Ukraine. Wearing the tricolor next to the letter Z, a symbol of the invasion of Ukraine, Russians marched through parks and near World War II monuments and museums.

Here is an overview of Flag Day events in Moscow:


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