Flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
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This flag was adopted by the Tajik SSR on March 20, 1953. This flag is unique since this is the only SSR flag sporting the Pan-Iranian colors of red, white and green, manifested in the large white and green stripes in the middle of the red flag (below the gold hammer and sickle) as a nod to the republic's Persian culture.
Prior to this, the flag was red with the gold hammer and sickle in the top-left corner, above the gold Cyrillic characters "РСС Тоҷикистон" (RSS Tojikiston)—country's name in Tajik—and "Таджикская ССР" (Tadzhikskaya SSR)—country's name in Russian—in a sans-serif font.
Between 1937 and the adoption of the above flag in the 1940s, the flag was the same, but the first line of characters were in Latin characters (RSS Tocikiston).
Between July 4, 1935 and 1937, the flag was the same, but without the hammer and sickle.
Between February 25, 1931 and July 1935, the flag was the same, but without the Cyrillic characters.
The first flag of the Tadzhik Soviet Socialist Republic was adopted on February 23, 1929, and was red with the coat of arms in the top-left corner.
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