Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Flag of Russian SFSR.svg
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1954–1991)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 9 January 1954
Design "The state flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic presents itself as a red rectangular sheet with a light-blue stripe at the pole extending all the width which constitutes one eighth length of the flag."
Flag of Russian SFSR (1918-1937).svg
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1918–1937)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 17 June 1918
Flag of Russian SFSR (1937-1954).svg
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1937–1954)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 21 January 1937
Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1991)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 1 November 1991
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1920–1937) as described in the Russian Constitution of 1925. Actually was not used, 1918 flag is used until 1937.
First flag of the Russian SFSR (14 April—17 June 1918), showing full name of the Soviet republic. Ratio was unspecified
Flag of the Kemerovo oblast based on the flag of the RSFSR.

Last Soviet-era (before 1991) flag was adopted by the Russian SFSR in 1954. The constitution stipulated:

The state flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic presents itself as a red rectangular sheet with a light-blue stripe at the pole extending all the width [read height] which constitutes one eighth length of the flag.

Between 1937 and the adoption of the flag to the right, the flag was red with the gold Cyrillic characters РСФСР (RSFSR) in the top-left corner, in a traditional viaz' style of ornamental Cyrillic calligraphy.

The flag of RSFSR is a defacement of the flag of the Soviet Union.

Like the flag of the Soviet Union, the hammer and sickle represents the working class and more specifically, the hammer represents the urban industrial workers and the sickle represents the rural and agricultural peasants. The red in the flag represents the Russian revolution and revolution in general.

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