Related Rule
Russian Federation
Practice relating to Rule 66. Non-Hostile Contacts between the Parties to the Conflict
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states: “The white flag signifies the intention of those who have flown it to enter into negotiations with the opposite party and does not necessarily mean surrender.” 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 67.
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
[P]arlementaires are persons authorized by their command to enter into communication with the enemy command and coming with a white flag. The parlementaire as well as persons who may accompany him (the trumpeter, bugler or drummer, the flag-bearer and the interpreter) have a right to inviolability. 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 1; see also §§ 7 (prohibited methods of warfare) and 67 (armistice and termination of combat operations).
The Russian Federation’s Regulations on the Application of IHL (2001) states:
Refusal to enter into negotiations with the enemy does not violate international humanitarian law, however in any case the commander shall ensure the inviolability of the parlementaire and the persons who accompany him. 
Russian Federation, Regulations on the Application of International Humanitarian Law by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 8 August 2001, § 67.