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Estonia in the Soviet Union

Êstonskaâ SSR / Eesti NSV

Last modified: 2021-08-26 by rob raeside
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Эстонская ССР / Eesti NSV

Flag of Estonian SSR in 1952
image by Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996, and António Martins, 18 Nov 2002 | two-sided
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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 Raynaud Vagues soviet flag exhibition website, 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

Officially reverse looked like obverse without star and hammer-sickle. But in fact I never saw these flags without star, hammer-sickle. Real flags (all 15) usually were either with reverse analogous to obverse (but with star and hammer-and-sickle near the hoist) or with reverse = mirrored obverse.
Victor Lomantsov, 30 Nov 2002

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

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