Emblem of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic
|Emblem of the Latvian SSR|
|Armiger||Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Adopted||25 August 1940|
|Motto||Visu zemju proletārieši, savienojieties! (Latvian)
Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Russian)
"Workers of the world, unite!"
The emblem of the Latvian SSR was adopted on August 25, 1940 by the government of the Latvian SSR. It was based on the emblem of the Soviet Union. It features symbols of agriculture (wheat) and Latvia's maritime culture (a sunset over the Baltic Sea). The red star as well as the hammer and sickle for the victory of communism and the "world-wide socialist community of states".
The name of the Latvian SSR is shown only in Latvian, and reads Latvijas PSR, the PSR standing for Padomju Sociālistiskā Republika, or Soviet Socialist Republic.
The coat of arms of Latvia was restored in 1990.
Until 1978 a gold star was used in the state emblem.
The use and exhibition of the emblem of the SSR is now banned in Latvia, due to a law approved in 2013.
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