Day of the Andreevsky flag
The history of the Andreevsky flag originates since the time of the king Angus II who headed army of the cattle and Picts against angl. At night before fight, the king said prayers to God winning a victory over the exceeding opponent's forces. In the morning over the place of the forthcoming hardening fight clouds have hung, having formed the huge letter "X". On such type of a cross Andrew the First-Called has been crucified. The spirit of army II of Angus has considerably risen, and soon they have crushed angl and have proclaimed the apostle Andrey the patron of Scotland. Further this cross has been the basis for national flag.
It is known that Andrew the First-Called was an active preacher of Christianity and to tell to the whole world about is mute, the apostle had to travel constantly. Having re-read ancient legends, there was an established fact of visit of Russian lands in this connection Pyotr I not only has attached a slanting cross to national symbolics, but also has founded the new Order of St. Andrew the Apostle the First-Called. As for a flag, have approved it on December 10, 1699.
Ushakov, Spiridonov, Senyavin and other courageous admirals conducted killing battles under this shrine of the great Russian fleet. Under covers of the Andreevsky flag Navarinskoye, Chesmenskoye and other large-scale sea fights have been won. Colors of this flag have been lifted by pioneers over islands, the seas and passages. The blue cross on a white background and now symbolizes invincibility and firmness of the Russian sea spirit!