Flag of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic
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|Adopted||22 December 1952|
|Design||A red field with a golden hammer and sickle and a gold-bordered red star in its upper canton with two navy blue bars and a white stripe in the middle of the flag.|
|Designed by||Truskovsky Lev Gavrilovich|
Flag of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic without the hammer and sickle. (Also used before 1992).
The flag of Kirghiz SSR was adopted by the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the Kirghiz SSR decreed by its Decree on December 22, 1952. The 1978 constitution of the Kirghiz SSR states that the ratio of the flag is 1:2 with the blue/white/blue stripes in the middle taking 1⁄3 of the flag height and the white stripes 1⁄20 of flag height. The red, blue and white colors were derived from the Pan-Slavic colors.
According to the constitution in detail in article 168:
"The national flag of the Kirghiz Soviet Socialist Republic is a red cloth with a blue stripe in the middle of the entire length of the flag. The blue bar is one third of the width of the flag. Along the blue stripe in the middle is a white strip, equal to one-twentieth of the width of the flag. On the upper red part of the flag, at the shaft, are depicted a golden hammer and sickle and above them a red five-pointed star framed with a gold border. The ratio of the width of the flag to its length is 1:2."— Constitution of the Kirghiz SSR, April 20, 1978.
The flag differences from the flag of the Soviet Union and the flags of the Soviet Republics was a larger star (in comparison with the image of the sickle and hammer) and the location of the hammer and sickle practically on the border of the red and blue stripes: on the flags of all other republics (except for Georgia and Turkmenia), the diameter of the circle into which the 5-terminal star was inscribed was exactly half the size of the side of the square in which the sickle and hammer were inscribed, and on the flag of Kirghizia, the diameter of the star (1/10 of the width of the flag) was more than half Side of the square (1/6 of the width of the flag).
When the Kirghiz SSR (commonly called Kirghizia) was formed in 1936, the flag was red with gold Latin characters in the top-left corner, QЬRGЬZSTAN SSR/QЬRGЬZ SSR (Kyrgyz SSR) and the Cyrillic script КИРГИЗСКАЯ ССР (Kirgizskaya SSR) in a sans-serif font. In 1940, the Kyrgyz script was translated from the Latin alphabet into an alphabet based on the Russian alphabet and the inscription in the Kyrgyz language on the flag began to be depicted in a new alphabet. It was renderred as КЫРГЫЗ ССР and КИРГИЗСКАЯ ССР.
On December 22, 1952, the red flag was replaced with a new red flag with a blue and white stripes in the middle of the entire length of the flag.
After independence, this flag remained the flag of the newly independent Kyrgyzstan until 1992 when a new flag was introduced.
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