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  Flag of the Soviet Union - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This flag was the official flag for four months, and was replaced as the official flag by the more familiar "hammer and sickle" design during the third session of the CIK of the USSR on 12 November 1923.
The newly adopted official flag of the Soviet Union consisted of a plain red flag, with a hammer crossed with a sickle and a red star in the upper hoist.
A modification to the flag was adopted on August 15, 1980 the color was brightened from a near-burgundy crimson to a brilliant red.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union   (514 words)

  
 Soviet Union Encyclopedia Article @ LaunchBase.org (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Soviet Union was established in December 1922 as the union of the Russian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, and Transcaucasian Soviet republics ruled by Bolshevik parties.
Soviet troops intervened in the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and cited the Brezhnev Doctrine, the Soviet counterpart to the U.S. Johnson Doctrine and later Nixon Doctrine, and helped oust the Czechoslovak government in 1968, sometimes referred to as the Prague Spring.
The Soviet Union occupied the eastern portion of the European continent and the northern portion of the Asian continent.
www.launchbase.org /encyclopedia/Soviet_Union   (4504 words)

  
 Soviet Union -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Soviet Union was created and expanded as a union of Soviet republics formed within the territory of the Russian Empire abolished by the Russian Revolution of 1917 followed by the Russian Civil War of 1918-1920.
The Soviet Union, founded three decades before the Cold War, became a primary model for future Communist states; the government and the political organization of the country were defined by the only permitted political party, the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
By Soviet historiography, revolutionary activity in the Russian Empire began with the Decembrist Revolt of 1825, and although serfdom was abolished in 1861, its abolition was achieved on terms unfavorable to the peasants and served to encourage revolutionaries.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Soviet_Union   (6097 words)

  
 Karelia in Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This is the flag Paskov [pas94] describes as "The Flag of the Russian Federation adopted in the Olonets Province in 1918".
The State Flag of the Karelo-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic shall be a cloth, consisting of three colored strips horizontally placed: The upper being red; the middle being light blue, comprising one-sixth the width of the flag, and the lower, green, comprising one-fifth the width of the flag.
The proportion of the width of the flag to its length shall be 1:2.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/su-kf.html   (1155 words)

  
 Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It seems to be a soviet national flag flipped and rotated (following the US practice for hanging flags), showing the reverse and on it the hammer-and-sickle emblem, which, according to the relevant legislation, should not be there (only on the obverse).
This finial was used in the Soviet Union.
The state emblem of the Soviet Union (corresponding to a coat of arms) had the Earth superimposed by the hammer and sicle.
flagspot.net /flags/su.html   (644 words)

  
 Soviet Russia (1917-1923) and early flags of Russia in the Soviet Union (1923-1954)
Soviet Russia (1917-1923) and early flags of Russia in the Soviet Union (1923-1954)
This flag existed in 1918-1937: It was approved by Foreign Ministry (“People’s Commissariat”) on May, 20, 1918 (before the adoption of the Constitution) instead of the modern script variant.
The War Flag (called the State Flag after 1925) was red with the initials in a decorative slavonic script in the canton, bordered on the lower and fly sides by a gold fimbriation.
www.fotw.net /flags/su-ru_h.html   (917 words)

  
 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This body had two chambers—the Soviet of the Union, with 750 members elected on a single-member constituency basis; and the Soviet of Nationalities, with 750 members representing the various political divisions: 32 from each union republic, 11 from each autonomous republic, 5 from each autonomous region, and 1 from each autonomous district.
Writers' Union of the U.S.S.R. organization formed in 1932 by a decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that abolished existing literary organizations and absorbed all professional Soviet writers into one large union.
In 1920 the Soviets invaded the republic, and in 1936 it was declared a...
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9105999?source=RSSOTD   (2040 words)

  
 CBC News Indepth: Russia
Days later, the flag of the Soviet Union atop the Kremlin was replaced by the flag of the Russian republic.
Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigns, signifying the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The organization was conceived as the successor to the Soviet Union, to co-ordinate foreign and economic policies for member nations.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/russia/timeline.html   (1097 words)

  
 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics - Britannica Concise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, flag of - national flag consisting of a red field with a crossed gold hammer and sickle in the upper hoist corner and beneath a gold-bordered red star.
Communist Party of the Soviet Union - the major political party of Russia and the Soviet Union from the Russian Revolution of October 1917 to 1991.
Writers' Union of the U.S.S.R. - organization formed in 1932 by a decree of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that abolished existing literary organizations and absorbed all professional Soviet writers into one large union.
concise.britannica.com /ebc/article-9381529   (832 words)

  
 Karelia in the Soviet Union   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
However, when it became apparent that the Soviets had failed in their aim of occupying Finland, this was downgraded to an Autonomous Republic.
The Karelian-Finnish Soviet Socialist Republic was established 31 March 1940 and combined the territory of the former Karelian ASSR with areas taken from Finland in the Winter War (the Karelian Isthmus, however, was joined to the Leningrad Oblast).
This flag was the only one, among the 16 soviet SSR flags, to have a third non-white color, adding to the scarlet background the unique combination of light blue and green.
www.allstates-flag.com /fotw/flags/su-rukr.html   (1471 words)

  
 Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, flag of --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
national flag consisting of a red field with a crossed gold hammer and sickle in the upper hoist corner and beneath a gold-bordered red star.
The flag's width-to-length ratio is 1 to 2.
The flag's width-to-length ratio is approximately 1 to 2.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9125227   (863 words)

  
 BBC - History - Reform, Coup and Collapse: The End of the Soviet State   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The dramatic events that followed the change of leadership in 1985, culminating in the dissolution of the Soviet Union at the end of December 1991, had longer-term sources, but these did not determine the form or the timing of the system's transformation.
Russia, which occupied three-quarters of the territory of the former Soviet Union, was a different society on the eve of Chernenko's death from what it had been at the time of Joseph Stalin's death just 32 years earlier.
The rate of economic growth in the Soviet Union had been in long-term decline from the 1950s to the early 1980s.
www.bbc.co.uk /history/war/coldwar/soviet_end_01.shtml   (375 words)

  
 Mikhail Gorbachev: The True Meaning of the Soviet Flag
Despite the turmoil that has occurred under his leadership, Gorbachev is unlike all of the Soviet leaders of the past, who have refused to talk with the heads of state of the free world.
Long viewed as a symbol of communistic repression and a threat to the West, the flag of the Soviet Union, with its Hammer and Sickle, attests to the prophetic destiny of God on this great nation.
In the West's fear of the spread of communism, we have missed a greater significance behind the symbols of the Soviet flag.
www.forerunner.com /forerunner/X0667_Gorbachev_-_Soviet_f.html   (848 words)

  
 Image:Flag of the Soviet Union.png - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The flag of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The flag may have been contributed by a user or taken and/or modified from the Central Intelligence Agency's World Factbook.
Such flags are ineligible for copyright but they are protected by Article 6' of the Paris Convention (Protection of State Emblems, and Names, Abbreviations and Emblems of International Intergovernmental Organizations).
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Image:Flag_of_the_Soviet_Union.png   (231 words)

  
 Construction details of the Soviet flags
The colour plate (on whose backside is printed the b/w construction sheet) is said to have been published by decree of the Preasidium of the Supreme Soviet on 1980.08.15, although the preambulum of the Constitution (whose section VIII deals with the arms, flag, anthem and capital of the Soviet Union), was approved on 1977.10.07.
The USSR flag had in front a hammer and sickle and the back was a plain red flag with nothing on it.
The flag was approved in 1923 and finally settled in 1924; the shape of the hammer and sickle was slightly corrected and exactly prescribed in 1955.
areciboweb.50megs.com /fotw/flags/su'.html   (682 words)

  
 Untitled photo on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Initially, the hammer and sickle (in Russian: serp i molet) was one of the symbols of the Soviet Union.
It was featured on the flag of the Soviet Union, adopted in the 1924 Soviet Constitution, and flags of the republics of the Soviet Union after 1924.
Before this, the flags of Soviet republics tended to be a plain red field, defaced with the golden text of the name of the respective republic, as stipulated in Article 90 of the 1918 Soviet Constitution.
www.flickr.com /photos/belsner/5160322   (566 words)

  
 info - soviet flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Soviet national flag, as test soviet flags, used a medium, bright shade of red.
The finial is similar in design to that previously used with the Soviet flag, except that the Soviet-era finial was silver-colored and had a hammer and sickle and star placed in the cut area.
USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) Flag Flag Adopted 1914 Abandoned 1991 This flag is the former flag of the now defunct Soviet Union.
www.realscience-4-kids.org /soviet_flag.html   (316 words)

  
 Russia
The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was established as a federation on Dec. 30, 1922.
Trotsky was dismissed as commissar of war in 1925 and banished from the Soviet Union in 1929.
The U.S. Senate refused to ratify the treaty because of the invasion of Afghanistan by Soviet troops on Dec. 27, 1979.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107909.html   (3084 words)

  
 Army flags of the Soviet Union
There were three flags on the post-cards: flag of Navy (real flag of 1935 — white field with red star, hammer and sickle, blue stripe in bottom), Flag of Aviation (real flag) and this “Flag of Army”.
Artists who made the post-cards drew as the non-existing “Army Flag” the Armed Forces Colours but without name and number of unit and in rectangular form (because two other flags, Navy and Aviation, on the post-card were in this form).
W.Smith states [smi80] that these flags of republics (introduced in 1950's) were also military (or army) flags.
flagspot.net /flags/su^.html   (482 words)

  
 Soviet Collapse, 1991
Ten years ago tonight, the flag of the Soviet Union was lowered at the Kremlin for the last time.
It was a stark contrast to the economy of shortage that gripped the stagnating Soviet Union.
In the decade since the Soviet flag came down, the world has undergone a technology revolution; the bandwidth for global communication is larger than ever.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/5616-9.cfm   (692 words)

  
 Soviet Collapse - USSR Break-Up, 1991
That night, the red flag of the Soviet Union was hauled down from the Kremlin's floodlit tower, replaced by the tricolor of the Russian Federation.
The Soviet Union, despite the Bolshevik rhetoric about national self-determination, was in many ways a mere continuation of the czarist Russian Empire that preceded it.
As a journalist covering the Soviet Union during the years before the fall, I traveled throughout the former republics and found almost universal yearning for freedom from Russian rule.
www.cdi.org /russia/Johnson/5607-5.cfm   (1034 words)

  
 USSR Flag (Soviet flag)
This flag is the former flag of the now defunct Soviet Union.
When adopted in 1914, the communists banned all other flags of the member republics of the USSR.
When abandoned, most of these independent republic flags were restored.
www.ultimateflags.com /novelty/ussr.html   (97 words)

  
 Space exploration -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It was given a boost by the launch of Sputnik 1, the first man-made object to orbit the Earth, which set off the space race between the United States and the Soviet Union.
Soviet dog Laika became the first animal in orbit on November 3, 1957.
The Soviet Union had attempted an earlier rendezvous on August 12, 1962; However, Vostok 3 and Vostok 4 were only within five kilometers of one another, and were in different orbital planes.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Spaceflight   (1665 words)

  
 Incorrect depictions of the Soviet Union flag   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A solid yellow star, (instead of red with yellow edge) is a “simple” mistake to make, occurring even in soviet flag depictions.
It is complete with the finial, but the Soviet flag is different.
This flag was made in Moscow at the factory that makes flags, Soviet and otherwise.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/su!err.html   (175 words)

  
 soviet flag resource information and related sites
The Soviet flag, with its golden symbols of the proletariat on a red field, was an inspiration to flags of other communist states, such as East Germany, People's Republic of China, Vietnam, Angola...
The bright red and yellow Soviet flag was flying to the left of the American flag at the Oklahoma Survey building.
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www.flag-spot.info /resources/sovietflag   (1028 words)

  
 BHHRG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
That flag was reintroduced in 1990 as the Soviet Union neared collapse."
In the Soviet Union, the red flag of the Communist Party became the banner of the Soviet state and its final lowering from the Kremlin on 25th December 1991 was the visible end of the totalitarian system in Russia.
As in Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union, opponents of the ruling party will be easily stigmatised as traitors to the nation and state because they do not respect and fall in behind the national flag which is the banner of the President's political movement.
www.bhhrg.org /LatestNews.asp?ArticleID=30   (1260 words)

  
 lithuania flag and description
Lithuania's flag was officially adopted on March 20, 1989.
Long a part of the former Soviet Union, the Lithuanian flag was reprised after it gained independence in 1991.
All maps, graphics, flags and original descriptions created by Graphic Maps, a d/b/a of the Woolwine-Moen Group, unless otherwise noted and/or directly linked to the source, and use of same for any application whatsoever (with the exception of outline maps) requires written permission.
www.graphicmaps.com /webimage/flags/countrys/europe/lithuani.htm   (207 words)

  
 At Cold War's End: US Intelligence on the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, 1989-1991   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Soviets considered their revolution both the heir to and a superior version of the French Revolution of 1789 because it had solved the problem of class in-equality by eliminating private property and the irrationality of the business cycle by replacing the market with the plan.
The Soviet Union that Gorbachev inherited in 1985 was a global power, perhaps somewhat tarnished in that image, but still strong and united and one of the world's two superpowers.
The impending death of the Soviet empire was raising a host of problems that exceeded the old imperial arrangements in their capacity for threatening to disrupt regional and international stability.
www.cia.gov /csi/books/19335/art-1.html   (16863 words)

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