Flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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|Flag of the Russian SFSR (1954–1991)|
|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|
|Flag of the Russian SFSR (Dark blue version)|
|Flag of the Russian SFSR (1991)|
|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.
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.
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.
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.
First flag of the Russian SFSR (14 April—17 June 1918), showing the full name of the recently born Soviet republic before the then imminent Russian spelling reform. Its ratio was unspecified.
Flag of Oryol
Protesters occupied the Security Service of Ukraine building in Luhansk with the Russian SFSR flag viewed from the left.
- Flag of the Soviet Union
- Coat of arms of the Russian SFSR
- Flag of Russia
- List of Russian flags
- Defacement (flag)
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