The Venezuelan crisis of 1902–03[a] was a naval blockade from December 1902 to February 1903 imposed against Venezuela by Britain, Germany and Italy over President Cipriano Castro's refusal to pay foreign debts and damages suffered by European citizens in the Venezuelan civil war.
The most famous depiction of the crisis were featured in the newspaper 'Le Petit Parisien'. My eyes caught the sight of the Russian flag. I couldn't find any information about this strange detail. Could someone please shed light on this? Thank you.