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Moldavia in the Soviet Union

Moldavskaâ SSR / RSS Moldovenâskê

Last modified: 2021-08-26 by rob raeside
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Молдавская ССР / РСС Молдовеняскэ

Flag of Moldavian SSR in 1952 image by Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996 | two-sided
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Description of the flag

Approved on 31 January 1952; green bar in middle of the flag, 1/4 width.
Željko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996

Specs.: stripes 3+2+3; hammer-and-sickle placement and size unknown! (Identical to the Armenian flag except for the color.)
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

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

Banner of the republic

Banner of Moldavian SSR image by M. Schmöger, Željko Heimer and António Martins, 13 Oct 2006 | reconstruction

Many (all?) soviet republics had these banners. Usually it was red field with republican coat-of-arms and the name of republic. They had gold fringe.
Victor Lomantsov, 09 Jan 2002

A similar flag was sent to me from Moldova SSR. The flag is a 1:1 ratio, red background with green stripe, the only exception is that the coat of arms is in color, located in the center.
Zachary Harden, 09 Jan 2002

Coat of arms

soviet moldavian CoA image by M. Schmöger, 09 Sep 2001 (source: [hzg80])

The emblem of the SSR was introduced 10th February 1941 (according to Hesmer [hes92]) by the then constitution (Art. 117); it was replaced by the current one 3 November 1990.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001