Created as the Official Ensign of The Imperial Russian Navy, this Flag was said to have been introduced in 1700. Used to identify Imperial Warships, it would be used until 1917 - and the fall of Imperial Russia. The Ensign consisted of a Red Field in entirety. A White Cross of St. George was placed in the Center and extended to all corners of the Ensign. Superimposed over which, was the Blue Cross of St. Andrew.