Emblem of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic
|Emblem of the Latvian SSR|
|Armiger||Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Adopted||21 March 1940|
|Motto||Visu zemju proletārieši, savienojieties! (Latvian)
Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Russian)
"Workers of the world, unite!"
The coat of arms of the Latvian SSR was adopted on March 21, 1940, by the government of the Latvian SSR. The coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the Soviet Union. It features symbols of agriculture (wheat) and Latvia's maritime culture (a sunset over the Baltic Sea). The red star as well as the hammer and sickle for the victory of communism and the "world-wide socialist community of states". 
The name of the Latvian SSR is shown only in Latvian, and reads Latvijas PSR, the PSR standing for Padomju Sociālistiskā Republika, or Soviet Socialist Republic.
The emblem was changed in 1990 to the present coat of arms of Latvia, originally adopted in 1921.
- Daily Report: Soviet Union. 1990:Mar. 2nd. The Service. March 1990. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
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