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RSFSR — Russian Socialist Federal Soviet Republic (Rossiĭskaâ
Socialistiĉeskaâ Federativnaâ Sovetskaâ Respublika |
This was the official “long” name both before and after the set
up of the Soviet Union.
António Martins, 15 Jan 2000
The flag for the RSFSR was revised in 1954 to contain a bar at the hoist of 1/8 the length of the flag. The constitution of the RSFSR dated April 12, 1978 article 181 states (in pertinent part) as follows:
The state flag of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic presents itself as a red rectangular sheet with a light-blue stripe at the pole extending all the width [read height] which constitutes one eighth length of the flag.While I am quoting from a later version of the constitution, the bar did not change.
Could the flag of the Commander of Naval
Forces of the Soviet Russian Navy (1921-1924) have been the precursor
for the design of the later RSFSR flag, red with a vertical blue stripe at
the hoist?… I note that the RSFSR was the only SSR flag only with
António Martins, 12 Mar 2000
RSFSR had the only SSR flag with only non-horizontal stripes, while
Byelorussia had the only one with both.
Steve Stringfellow and António Martins, 12 and 13 Mar 2000
According Vexilologie 9-10
[vex] there were two patterns for
Russia FSSR: pattern of 1954-1955, and pattern after 1955.
Chages are in the size, position and design of the hammer-and-sickle and star.
Consequently, also the flags of the ASSRs within Russia were
slighty changed in 1955.
Jaume Ollé, 22 Jul 2001
image by António Martins, 07 Sep 1999 |
No hammer, sickle and star on the
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997
The emblem was introduced on 10 July 1918
(according to Hesmer [hes92]) and
modified several times afterwards (last modification on 12 April 1979).
It was replaced by the current arms on 30 November
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001
There are no dots after letters in 1978 variant of the emblem.
Victor Lomantsov, 29 Nov 2002
An official soviet handbook publ. 1980
(SSSR — Administrativno-territorialhnoe Delenie Soûznyq Respublik)
shows the emblem with a star, while Herzog
[hzg80], also publ.
1980, shows a starless emblem — just like the
1918 version. I infer that adding the
star was the change (or one of the changes) of 1979 refered by Hesmer
António Martins, 10 Nov 2002
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