Flag of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
The flag of the Armenian SSR was adopted on 17 December 1952 by the government of the Armenian SSR.
The first flag of the Armenian SSR was introduced in the constitution, accepted on 2 February 1922 by the First Congress of Soviets of the Armenian SSR. That flag existed only for a month, because on March 12 the Armenian SSR united with the Georgian SSR and the Azerbaijan SSR under the Transcaucasian SFSR (TSFSR), that was split again into these three republics in 1936.
Between 1936 and 1952, the flag was red with the gold hammer and sickle in the top left hand corner. The Armenian characters HSSR (for Haykakan Sovetakan Sotsialistakan Respublika) were in gold beneath the hammer and sickle.
In 1922, the flag was the same as between 1936 and 1952, but without the hammer and sickle, and with the Cyrillic characters ССРА (SSRA) in their place.
- "Cоветская Армения (Soviet Armenia)" (in Russian). Russian Centre of Vexillology and Heraldry. 2004-11-14. Retrieved 2007-01-20.
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