Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic

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Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic
(Azerbaijan)
Flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic.svg
Proportion 1:2
Adopted October 7, 1952
May 5, 1956 (specified details)
Design A plain red flag with a golden hammer and sickle and a gold-bordered red star in its upper canton and an horizontal blue band on the bottom fourth.
Designed by K.M.A. Kyazimzade

The flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic was a plain red flag with a golden hammer and sickle and a gold-bordered red star in its upper canton and an horizontal blue band on the bottom fourth.[1]

The last version of the flag of the Azerbaijan SSR was firstly introduced by K.M.A. Kyazimzade, director of the Azerbaijan State Museum of Art, and was officially adopted as national flag by the decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR on October 7, 1952. Definition was as follows:

The national flag of Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic is a panel consisting of two horizontal bands of color: the upper red part of three quarters of the width and the bottom is blue, nearly one quarter the width of the flag with the image on the top left corner of the red band, at the flagpole and gold hammer and sickle, and above them a red five-pointed star framed by gold fringe. The ratio of width to length is 1:2.[2]

The text of national flag in the Constitution of the Azerbaijan SSR was updated on August 18, 1953. However the text didn't specify the proportion of the hammer and sickle.[3] On May 5, 1956, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR approved the "Regulations on the State flag of the Azerbaijan Soviet Socialist Republic",[4] which further regulated the details of the elements on the flag. On March 16, 1981, the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR further issued a decree specify that no hammer and sickle should be printed on the reverse side of the flag.[5]

History[edit]

From the second part of 1921 to 1922, Azerbaijan SSR used a red flag with the yellow Cyrillic characters АССР (ASSR).[1] On March 12, 1920, the Azerbaijan SSR united with the Georgian SSR and the Armenian SSR under the Transcaucasian SFSR (TSFSR), that was split again into these three republics in 1936.

1920
1920
1920–1921
1920–1921
1921–1922
1921–1922
1922
1922
1922–1924
1922–1924
1924
1924
1924–1925
1924–1925
1929
1929

In 1937, golden hammer and sickle were added in the top left hand corner, with beneath the Latin characters AzSSR in a serif font in place of the Cyrillic characters. A third version was issued in 1940s, and had AzSSR substituted by its Cyrillic version АзССР.[1]

The last version of the flag was adopted by the Azerbaijan SSR on October 7, 1952. It was the flag of the Soviet Union, with an horizontal blue band on the bottom fourth.[1] The 1952 flag was discarded on February 5, 1991 when the flag of Azerbaijan SSR based on the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was re-introduced.

1937–1940
1937–1940
1940–1952
1940–1952
1952–1956
1952–1956
1956–1991
1956–1991
1991, as flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan
1991, as flag of the Republic of Azerbaijan

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Флаги СССР и республик (Flags of the USSR and the republics)" (in Russian). Великая Страна СССР (Great Country USSR). Retrieved 2014-08-31. 
  2. ^ Конституция (Основной Закон) Азербайджанской Советской Социалистической Республики, принятая 21 апреля 1978 года внеочередной сессией Верховного Совета Азербайджанской ССР. — Баку, изд-во Верховного Совета Азербайджанской ССР, 1978, С.19
  3. ^ Previous version (1952-1956) - FOTW
  4. ^ Word document of "Положение о Государственном флаге Азербайджанской Советской Социалистической Республики".
  5. ^ Советский Азербайджан - vexillographia.ru