The flag of the Russian Oblast of Tula consists of three silver swords, two diagonal and one horizontal, with two gold hammers on a red background. The swords, which are pointed downward and to the left, represent protection. Had the swords been pointed upward, it would represent attack or advance, so be careful fly this flag upside down. The silver color of the swords represent purity, the gold hammers represents wealth and skill, and the color red represents courage. This flag was adopted on November 25th, 2005 and is based on the region’s coat of arms.

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