Flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic

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Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic
(Tajikistan)
Flag of Tajik SSR.svg
Flag of the Tajik SSR (1953–1991)
Use Historical
Proportion 1:2
Adopted March 20, 1953
Design A triband flag sporting the Pan-Iranian colors of red, white and green, manifested in the large white and green stripes in the middle of the red flag, with a golden hammer and sickle in the upper canton.
Designed by M.P. Shlykov
Flag of Tajikistan (1991-1992).svg
Flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic without the hammer and sickle. (Also used before 1992).
Use Reverse flag
Proportion 1:2

The flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic was the red Soviet flag with white and green stripes below the gold hammer and sickle, with the measures: 1/2 red, 1/5 white, 1/10 green, 1/5 red. The flag sported the Pan-Iranian colors of red, white and green, as a nod to the republic's Persian culture[citation needed]. The flag was adopted on March 20, 1953 by decree of the Supreme Soviet of the Tajik SSR:

The national flag of the Tajik Soviet Socialist Republic is a panel consisting of four horizontal colored stripes: the upper band of red which is half the width of the flag; white stripe, making one fifth of the width of the flag; green stripes, is one-tenth the width of the flag, and the lower band of red color, is one-fifth the width of the flag. On top of the red band at the flagpole located gold hammer and sickle and above them is an five-pointed red star framed by a gold border. The ratio of the flag's width to its length is 1: 2.

The fitting of the hammer and sickle into a square whose side wound 1/4 width of the flag. The sharp end of the sickle falls in the middle of the upper side of the square, handles the sickle and hammer rest on the bottom corners of the square. hammer with a handle length is 3/4 of the diagonal of a square. The five-pointed star in a circle fits 1/8 width of the flag relating to the upper side of the square. Distance vertical axis of the star, the hammer and sickle from the grapnel is equal to 1/4 of the flag's width. The distance from the top edge of the flag of the flag to the center of the star - 1/10 of the flag's width.[1]

The red represents the unity of the republic and the aspect of workers' revolution, white symbolized cotton production, the basis of Tajik agriculture, and the green was for other agricultural produce.[2]

Historical flags[edit]

The first specifically Tajik flag was introduced in 1929. Before that, Tajikistan had been part of the Bukharan SSR (partly transferred to the Turkestan SSR in 1924); before the Russian revolution it had been part of the Emirate of Bukhara (since 1873 a protectorate of the Russian Empire).

Flag of the Tajik ASSR (1929.02-1929.04).svg 1929 First flag of the Tajik Tajik ASSR Adopted on February 23, 1929, with the coat of arms in the top-left corner.
Flag of Tajik SSR (1929-1931).svg 04.1929-24.02.1931 Flag of the Tajik ASSR
Flag of Tajik SSR (1931-1935).svg 24.02.1931-04.07.1935 Flag of the Tajik SSR Latin script (ç.i.ş.toç)
Flag of Tajik SSR (1935-1936).svg 04.07.1935-26.05.1936 Flag of the Tajik SSR Latin script (ÇSS Tocikiston)
Flag of Tajik SSR (1936-1938).svg 26.05.1936-1938 Flag of the Tajik SSR Latin (ÇSS Tocikiston) and Cyrillic script, with hammer and sickle
Flag of Tajik SSR (1938-1940).svg 1938-28.09 1940 Flag of the Tajik SSR Latin (RSS Tocikiston) and Cyrillic script
Flag of Tajik SSR (1940-1953).svg 28.09 1940-1953 Flag of the Tajik SSR Cyrillic script only, in Tajik (РСС Тоҷикистон) and Russian (Таджикская ССР).
Flag of Tajik SSR.svg 20.04.1953-09.09.1991 Flag of the Tajik SSR A red banner with a large white and small green stripe in the middle (below the gold hammer and sickle). The colours are a nod to the republic's Persian culture.
Flag of Tajikistan (1991-1992).svg 20.04.1953-11.24.1992 (reverse)
10.9.1991-11.24.1992
Flag of the Tajik SSR Without hammer and sickle, also reversed flag. Following the events of the failed coup in Moscow, Tajikistan declared independence from the Soviet Union.

Following independence on September 9, 1991, the Tajik SSR flag remained in use until the new Tajik flag was adopted in November 1992, becoming the last post-Soviet country to receive a new flag.

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