Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Flag of Russian SFSR.svg
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1954–1991)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 9 January 1954
Design "The state flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic presents itself as a red rectangular sheet with a light-blue stripe at the pole extending all the width which constitutes one eighth length of the flag."
Designed by Valentin Petrovich Viktorov
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Flag of the Russian SFSR (Dark blue version)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Flag of Russia (1991-1993).svg
Flag of the Russian SFSR (1991)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted 1 November 1991

Last Soviet-era (before 1991) flag was adopted by the Russian SFSR in 1954. The constitution stipulated:

The state flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic presents itself as a red, rectangular sheet with a light-blue stripe at the pole extending all the width [read height] which constitutes one eighth length of the flag.

The flag of RSFSR is a defacement of the flag of the Soviet Union.

Like the flag of the Soviet Union, the hammer and sickle represents the working class and more specifically, the hammer represents the urban industrial workers and the sickle represents the rural and agricultural peasants. The red star represents the CPSU and communism. The red in the flag represents the Russian revolution and revolution in general. The blue stripe symbolizes the wide Russian skies and the waters of its seas and rivers.

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Detailed construction sheet for the Russian SFSR flag issued on 22 January 1981.

Between 1918 and the adoption of the flag to the right, the flag was red with the gold Cyrillic characters РСФСР (RSFSR) in the top-left corner, in a traditional Vyaz' style of ornamental Cyrillic calligraphy.

A tricolor with the hammer and sickle on the centre was proposed.[1]

After the events of the attempted coup in Moscow, Boris Yeltsin, the president of the Russian SFSR adopted a resolution that the imperial tricolor flag based on the Russian Empire to be flown alongside with the Soviet flag until 26 December 1991. It was first hoisted at 12:00 pm on 22 August 1991 at the White House.

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