Aleksandr Tsvetkov, the Deputy Chairman of the Heraldic Council under the President of the Russian Federation

The 12th of June is the Day of Russia. This holiday was established by Boris Yeltsin back in 1991 when the Russian Federation was still part of the Soviet Union - but was retrieving its national identity and its symbols, which dated many centuries of proud history. When and how did the national emblem, the double-headed eagle, and the three-coloured flag appear? And - what do they symbolize? Aleksandr Tsvetkov, the Deputy Chairman of the Heraldic Council under the President of the Russian federation is on Spotlight to tell us more.