Russian Eagle

Here’s another design from BLAZONED.

Russian Eagle
Russian Eagle

The double-headed eagle was adopted in the fifteenth century by Russia to signify its place as the successor to Byzantium, which also used a double-headed eagle as its symbol. It was used by the Russian Empire until the October Revolution of 1917. After the fall of the Soviet Union, The Russian Federation again adopted the double-headed eagle as its symbol.

The question on the banner is “And where will fate send death to me?” a line from an 1829 poem by Alexander Pushkin, one of the greatest Russian poets. Click here to see the poem in English and in Russian.

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