On the roof of the Ural district military court in Yekaterinburg, the Russian flag was hung upside down so the flag of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Noticed it and captured the local public figure, former Vice-President of Fund “City without drugs” Yevgeny Malenkin, laying out the photos and videos on his page in Facebook.
Shortly after this information is scattered across the Network, the flag was quickly removed and changed to “right”. The court is located at Bazhova street, house 85.
Meanwhile, a similar attitude to the national flag could face punishment under article 17.10 of the code of administrative offences (“violation of an order of official use of state symbols of the Russian Federation”), according to the portal Znak.com.
Last summer the court of the city of Nizhnyaya Tura in Sverdlovsk region at the request of prosecutors fined the administration of the municipality on 100 thousand rubles for the inverted Russian flag installed on the town hall.
Meanwhile, a few days in Volgograd, a local resident complained to the police on the wipers, which used a large Russian flag as a makeshift bag for cleaning fallen leaves: throw it at the flag, and then passes into the truck. Thus, in response to the remark of the witness who filmed it on camera, janitors explained that this is not the Russian flag and red, white and blue banner, listing the colors in reverse order.
Regional police launched an investigation, the question on excitation of criminal case according to article 329 (“Desecration of the state emblem or flag of the Russian Federation”) the criminal code provides for up to a year in prison.
However, with the Russian flag regularly there are the curiosities connected with reversed colors. So, in January this year in Zurich ahead of a meeting of Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his us counterpart Jim Carrey the Russian flag hung upside down.
In 2013, the now abolished Federal service for control over drug trafficking at its main building in Moscow hung a banner with mixed colors of the Russian flag.
In the same year in the Central streets of St. Petersburg before the G20 summit came the banners in the colors of the Russian tricolor, the red stripe was in the center, swapped places with blue.
In June 2013 year graduates of Russian schools issued medals with the inverted image of the flag of the Russian Federation, which corresponds to the flag of the Republic of Srpska. Defective medals had to be reissued.
On the eve of the victory Day celebration this year on one of the channels of the city of Kemerovo appeared Patriotic is wrong with placed stripes of the Russian flag, so it became the flag of the Netherlands.
In February 2015, the St. Petersburg deputies got to the defender of the Fatherland Day cards featuring red, white, and blue flag. Then it was noted that a similar tricolor for six years was the flag of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, established by the Third Reich authorities in the occupied territories of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia.
In March of that year, the streets of Feodosia, on the anniversary of the annexation of Crimea graced the billboards with mixed colors of the Russian flag.