Emblem of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic

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State Emblem of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
(Герб РСФСР)
Emblem of the Russian SFSR.svg
Coat of arms of the Russian Federation (1992-1993).svg
Emblem from 1992 to 1993.
Armiger Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Adopted 10 July 1918
Crest Red star
Escutcheon Gules, a Hammer and Sickle in saltire Or, in chief the letters "PCФCP" in cyrillic script sable, and in base a rising sun Or
Supporters A Wreath of wheat Or
Motto Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь! (Russian: "Workers of the world, unite!)

The coat of arms of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR) was adopted on 10 July 1918 by the government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (Soviet Union), and modified several times afterwards. It shows wheat as the symbol of agriculture, a rising sun for the future of the Russian nation, the red star (the RSFSR was the last Soviet Republic to include the star in its state emblem, in 1978) as well as the hammer and sickle for the victory of Communism and the "world-wide socialist community of states".

The Soviet Union state motto ("Workers of the world, unite!") in Russian (Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!Proletarii vsekh stran, soyedinyaytes′!) is also a part of the coat of arms.

The acronym of the RSFSR is shown above the hammer and sickle, and reads PCФCP, for Российская Советская Федеративная Социалистическая Республика (Russian: Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic).

Similar emblems were used by the Autonomous Socialist Soviet Republics (ASSR) within the Russian SFSR; the main differences were generally the use of the republic's acronym and the presence of the motto in the language(s) of the titular nations (with the exception of the state emblem of the Dagestan ASSR, which had the motto in eleven languages as there is no single Dagestani language).

In 1992, the inscription was changed from RSFSR (РСФСР) to the Russian Federation (Российская Федерация) in connection with the change of the name of the state.[1] In 1993, the Communist design was replaced by the present coat of arms.

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  1. ^ The law of the Russian Federation from April 21, 1992 № 2708-I «About changes and additions of the Constitution (Basic law) of the Russian SFSR»