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It’s Just a Color: Russia Denies Symbolism in Cosmonaut Suits

A Roscosmos video frame shows Russian cosmonauts arrive at the International Space Station on March 18.

A Roscosmos video frame shows Russian cosmonauts arrive at the International Space Station on March 18.

Source: Roscosmos

Russian cosmonauts weren’t attempting to represent the Ukrainian flag when they arrived at the International Space Station outfitted in yellow space suits with blue trimming, the country’s space agency said.

“Sometimes yellow color is just a yellow color,” Roskosmos spokesman Dmitry Strugovets said in a post on Telegram, after a picture of the cosmonauts in space went viral on social media.