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Azerbaijan in the Soviet Union

Last modified: 2005-12-17 by antonio martins
Keywords: azeri ssr | azerbaijan | star: 5 points (fimbriated) | hammer and sickle (yellow) |
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[Flag of Azerbaijanian SSR in 1952]
image by Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996
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Description of the flag

Adopted on 7 October 1952; dark blue bar in base, 1/4 width.
Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996

Specs.: stripes 3+1; hammer-and-sickle placement and size unknown!
António Martins, 19 Jun 2001

My source for this image was Smith’s 1982 book ([smi82], the Croatian edition of the small Smith book). Looking at it again, indeed the soviet azeri flag has considerably larger hammer and sickle then other republics.
Željko Heimer, 28 Oct 2002

Reverse of the flag

[Back of the flag]
image by Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996 | [two-sided] [reverse]

No hammer, sickle and star on the reverse side.
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997

Previous version (1952-1956)

According Vexilologie 9-10 [vex] there were two patterns for Azerbaijan: pattern of 1952-1956, and pattern after 1956. Chages are in the size, position and design of the hammer-and-sickle and star. Consequently, also the flags of the ASSRs within Azerbaijan were slighty changed in 1956.
Jaume Ollé, 22 Jul 2001

Coat of arms

[soviet azeri CoA]
image by Marcus Schmöger, 31 Aug 2001 (source: [hzg80])

The emblem was introduced 1937 (according to Hesmer [hes92]) and used until 27 February 1993, when the current one was introduced.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001