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Adopted 15 July 1953.
Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996
Specs.: stripes unknown!; hammer-and-sickle placement and size unknown!
The thin white stripes seems to be due to a heraldic concern —
same thing for Latvia and
Estonia, but not for the others…
António Martins, 19 Jun 2001
image by Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996 |
No hammer, sickle and star on the
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997
I was aware at the time that Mikhail Gorbachev had decided to let
Latvia, Lithuania and
Estonia fly their 1918
national flags, in addition to their S.S.R. flags.
John Crosby, 23 May 2001
I, too received several Soviet era flags, complete with their
manufacturers labels, back about the time of 1990, it was
possible to buy an unopened package of the flags of all the
republics, but I did not have the funds for that, so all I
acquired were Russian,
Lithuanian, and Estonian
SSRs and the Lithuanian tri-colour.
The Lithuanian national flag
was definitely made by the same source in the USSR
as the others, and before 1990. I do not remember where the
flags were made, I will have to find the labels, but I think it
may have been Kazakhstan.
Devereaux Cannon, 23 May 2001
The emblem of the SSR was probably introduced 1940 and replaced
by the current arms 20 September 1991.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001
In the book A Day in the life of the Soviet Union
which was made in 1987, there is a photo of Byelorussian
schoolchildren exercizing under «The flag of the Soviet
republic of Byelorussia». However,
this is not the red and green flag that was adopted
as the Soviet republic’s flag in 1951, nor is it the
current flag of Belarus: Instead,
this flag has a light green bar at the base that goes up
about 1/4 the hoist.
C. C. C. P. Robert, 03 Aug 1998
It looks like a Lithuanian SSR
flag. I bet that the photo was taken near the border line
and the writer mixed up in which side of it he was…
António Martins, 15 Dec 1999
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