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Tajikistan in the Soviet Union

Last modified: 2005-12-17 by antonio martins
Keywords: tajikistan | tadzhik ssr | star: 5 points (fimbriated) | hammer and sickle (yellow) |
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[Flag of Tajikian SSR in 1953]
image by Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996
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Description of the flag

Adopted on 20 March 1953. White and green stripe near the bottom, with the following measures: 1/2 red, 1/5 white, 1/10 green, 1/5 red. See here detailed construction information of the hammer and sickle.
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997

Specs.: stripes 5+2+1+2; hammer-and-sickle placement and size unknown! In my opinion, this was the best looking of them all.
António Martins, 19 Jun 2001

The flag of the Tadzhik SSR was, unsurprisingly, red, with two horizontal stripes of white over green. The white symbolized cotton production, the basis of Tajikistani agriculture, and the green was for other agricultural produce. The current Tajikistan flag continues this tradition, being a red over white over green tricolour.
Stuart Notholt, 25 Nov 1995

The colours are the same as the Iranian flag (albeit in reverse order), and the Tajiks are the only one of the former Soviet Central Asian nationalities who speak a Persian-related language than a Turkic one. Could this choice of colours be deliberate?
Roy Stilling 26 Nov 1995

Tajikistan become an internationally recognized independent state in 9 September 1991.
Stuart Notholt, 25 Nov 1995

This flag have been consistent and insistently reported as being in use in 1991-1992 without the hammer and sickle.
António Martins, 19 Jun 2001

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

Coat of arms

[soviet tajik CoA]
image by Marcus Schmöger, 11 Sep 2001 (source: [hzg80])

The emblem of the SSR was introduced 1 March 1937 (according to Hesmer [hes92]) and replaced by a later one November 1992.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001