The Slovak flag shows three horizontal stripes of white, blue and red. On the left side there is a coat of arms with a red background and a white double cross outlined with a white outline. At the base of the cross you can see a symbol of blue, reminiscent of the three hills.
In the middle ages the Slovak flag had only two stripes – red and white. After added a blue stripe, but the flag still remained without a coat of arms. After a number of changes, but eventually the image became a symbol of the present Czech Republic (after the collapse of Czechoslovakia).
The current image of the Slovak flag was officially approved in 1992. It was then that it was decided to add a coat of arms to three multi-colored stripes. Before that, the flag looked almost the same as the Russian flag now looks. The coat of arms depicted on the flag is a modified version of the Hungarian coat of arms, which was borrowed from the Hungarians after the war.