Emblem of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Emblem of Ukraine
Emblem of the Ukrainian SSR.svg
Armiger Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic
Adopted 21 November 1949
Crest Red star
Escutcheon Baroque shield with rising sun and hammer and sickle
Supporters Wheat
Motto Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся! (Ukrainian)

Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Russian)

"Workers of the world, unite!"
Earlier versions 1919–1929 1929–1937 1937–1949

The coat of arms of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was adopted on March 14, 1919 by the government of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and subsequently modified on November 7, 1928, January 30, 1937 and November 21, 1949. The coat of arms from 1949 is based on the coat of arms of the Soviet Union and features the hammer and sickle, the red star, a sunrise and stalks of wheat on its outer rims. The rising sun stands for the future of the Soviet Ukrainian nation, the star as well as the hammer and sickle for the victory of communism and the "world-wide socialist community of states".[1]

The banner bears the Soviet Union state motto ("Workers of the world, unite!") in both the Ukrainian and Russian languages. In Ukrainian, it is "Пролетарі всіх країн, єднайтеся!" (transliterated: Proletari vsikh krayin, yednaytesya!). The name of the Ukrainian SSR is shown only in Ukrainian, and reads "Українська PCP" (Українська Радянська Соціалістична Республіка).

In 1992 after the dissolution of the Soviet Union and Ukraine became independent, the emblem was changed to the present coat of arms of Ukraine the tryzub (trident) coat of arms, which was affirmed in the new Constitution of Ukraine in 1996, and was first proposed in 1917. The use of this emblem in Ukraine are now banned.

The emblem shares a common background with that of the Russian SFSR.

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  1. ^ Бажан, Микола Платонович (editor) (1967) Украинской Советской Энциклопедии (Ukrainian Soviet Encyclopedia) Kiev, Ukraine, OCLC 19782506 in Ukrainian

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