Last modified: 2005-12-24 by antonio martins
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A solid yellow star, (instead of red with yellow
edge) is a “simple” mistake to make, occurring even in soviet
António Martins, 28 Jan 2001
On a famous
painting of Lenin, the Soviet leader appears above a red banner.
It is complete with the finial, but the Soviet flag
is different. The star appears to be completely gold,
as opposed to with a gold outline, and the hammer and sickle are surrounded
by what appear to be olive branches. Also, the hammer and sickle
should not appear on the reverse side of the
banner. Although this flag is only in a painting, it is a very famous
Dafydd Young, 07 Sep 2004
I received my Soviet flag made for me from a friend of mine. This flag
was made in Moscow at the factory that makes flags, Soviet and otherwise.
The emblem is a copper color, for sure, not a real yellow by any means, and
it have a solid star, placed on the hammer handle side of the emblem.
Steve Stringfellow, 11 Dec 2000
Since this is genuine soviet or russian made, it should be taken as a
“proof” of a certain relax in following the specs: Even though
details of the hammer and sickle varied a lot, the
star should always be located centered above the crossed hammer and sickle,
and never on the side like on this flag.
António Martins, 12 Dec 2000