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The Daily Digest Logo By Zeleb.es of The Daily Digest | Slide 1 of 36: Moscow, 25 December 1991: the red flag with the hammer and sickle no longer flies on the highest flagpole in the Kremlin. Instead, Russia's white, blue, and red plag is hoisted up in its place, the tricolor flag that dates back to the era of the tsars.

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Moscow, 25 December 1991: the red flag with the hammer and sickle no longer flies on the highest flagpole in the Kremlin. Instead, Russia's white, blue, and red plag is hoisted up in its place, the tricolor flag that dates back to the era of the tsars.

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