Emblem of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic
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|Emblem of the Turkmen SSR|
|Armiger||Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic|
|Adopted||2 March 1937|
|Supporters||Cotton, wheat and grapes|
|Motto||Әxли юртлариң пролетарлары, бирлешиң! (Turkmen)
Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Russian)
"Workers of the world, unite!"
Emblem of the Turkmen SSR
The Emblem of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic was adopted on 2 March 1937 by the government of the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic. The coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the Soviet Union. It shows symbols of agriculture (cotton, wheat and grapes) and heavy industry (oil derrick and pipeline), as well as a symbol of the Turkmen people, a rug. The rising Sun stands for the future of the Turkmen nation, the red star as well as the hammer and sickle for the victory of Communism and the "world-wide socialist community of states".
The banner bears the Soviet Union state motto ("Workers of the world, unite!") in both the Russian and Turkmen languages. In Turkmen, it is "Әxли юртлариң пролетарлары, бирлешиң!" (in the current Turkmen Latin script: "Ähli ýurtlaryň proletarlary, birleşiň!").
Later version of the coat of arms had acronym "TSSR" between red star, above, and hammer and sickle, below.
The emblem was changed in 1992 to the present Emblem of Turkmenistan, which however, retains some of the parts of the Soviet one.
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- Compare, e.g., Herzog H.-U., Wolf F. Flaggen und Wappen. Leipzig: VEB Bibliographisches Institut, 1967 — S. 93 and Атлас СССР. М.: ГУГК при СМ СССР, 1988 — ненумерованные страницы после стр. 16
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