Samara Flag

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By Crusader1307

An important piece of both Military and Cultural History to Bulgaria, The Samara Flag was designed by a Religious Order of Nuns for Bulgarian Volunteers during The Russo-Turkish War (1877-78). Bulgaria was an Ally of The Russians in their Fight against The Ottoman-Turks. The largely predominate Bulgarian population of The Russian City of Samara valiantly defended it against overwhelming Turkish Forces. The Flag bore a variation of The Russian Imperial Banner, of (3) Stripes of Red, White and Light Blue. The Center of The Flag (on The White Stripe), was placed an Icon of Mary (Mother of Jesus Christ) and several Bulgarian Saints. This image was credited with the miracle of the several hundred Bulgarians who withstood several thousand Turks. Kept in The Royal Palace of Sofia from 1881 to 1946 – The Samara Flag was transferred to a climate controlled chamber in The National Museum of Military History (Bulgaria).