Flag of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic
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Flag of the Estonian SSR (1953–1990)
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Adopted February 6, 1953
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Flag of the Estonian SSR (1940–1953)
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Adopted July 27, 1940

The flag of the Estonian Soviet Socialist Republic flag shows a yellow hammer and sickle and outlined star on a red field above a band of water waves near the bottom,[1] and was adopted by the Estonian SSR on February 6, 1953.

Prior to this, the flag was red with a gold hammer and sickle in the top-left corner. Above the hammer and sickle were the gold Latin characters ENSV (Eesti Nõukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik) in a sans-serif font.

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  1. ^ Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 20.