Flag of the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic
(Armenia)
Flag of Armenian SSR.svg
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 17 December 1952
Design A plain red flag with the blue horizontal stripe and the golden hammer and sickle with a gold-bordered red star in its upper canton.
Flag of the Armenian SSR (reverse).svg
Reverse flag
Use Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion 1:2
Flag of Armenia.svg
Flag of the Armenian SSR (1990–1991)
Name Armenian: Եռագույն (Yeřaguyn)
Use Civil and state flag, civil and state ensign
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 24 August 1990
Design A horizontal tricolour of red, blue, and orange
Designed by Stepan Malkhasyants

The flag of the Armenian SSR was adopted on 17 December 1952 by the government of the Armenian SSR. The flag is similar to the flag of the Soviet Union but has a 14-width horizontal blue stripe in the middle. The red represents the "revolutionary struggle of the working masses" and the golden hammer and sickle represents the peasants' and workers' union.

History[edit]

The first flag of the Armenian SSR was introduced in the constitution, accepted on 2 February 1922 by the First Congress of Soviets of the Armenian SSR.[1] That flag existed only for a month, because on March 12 the Armenian SSR united with the Georgian SSR and the Azerbaijan SSR under the Transcaucasian SFSR (TSFSR), that was split again into these three republics in 1936.

Between 1936 and 1952, the flag was red with the gold hammer and sickle in the top left hand corner. The Armenian characters HSSR (for Haykakan Sovetakan Sotsialistakan Respublika) were in gold beneath the hammer and sickle.

In 1922, the flag was the same as between 1936 and 1952, but without the hammer and sickle, and with the Cyrillic characters ССРА (SSRA) in their place.

The 1952 Armenian SSR flag was discarded when the tricolor flag of Armenia based on the 1918 flag of the First Republic of Armenia was introduced.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cоветская Армения (Soviet Armenia)" (in Russian). Russian Centre of Vexillology and Heraldry. 2004-11-14. Retrieved 2007-01-20.