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Estonia in the Soviet Union

Last modified: 2005-10-08 by antonio martins
Keywords: estonia | estonian ssr | star: 5 points (fimbriated) | hammer and sickle (yellow) |
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[Flag of Estonian SSR in 1952]
image by Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996, and António Martins, 18 Nov 2002
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Description of the flag

Adopted in 6 February 1953; wavy white and blue line in lower part.
Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996

Judging from the image at this address, the hammer and sickle emblem on the soviet Estonia flag has the same size and placement specs than in the soviet national flag.
António Martins, 18 Nov 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

1918 tricolor flag allowed?

flag of independent Estonia
image by António Martins, 22 Apr 1999

I was aware at the time that Mikhail Gorbachev had decided to let Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia fly their 1918 national flags, in addition to their S.S.R. flags.
John Crosby, 23 May 2001

Coat of arms

[soviet estonian CoA]
image by Marcus Schmöger, 02 Sep 2001 (source: [hzg80])

The emblem of the SSR was used until 8 May 1990 (introduction date not mentioned by Hesmer [hes92], but probably 1940).
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001