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Soviet civil maritime flags

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The Soviet system appears to have used pennants for this function [akin to house flags] with rectangular flags being Ensigns. This is supported by the USSR publication To The USSR by Sea published c. 1970.
Neale Rosanoski, 03 Sep 2005

Minister of Water Transport

Min. water transp.
image by Victor Lomantsov, 19 Dec 2000

Flag of Minister of Water Transport of USSR. Red flag with white rhombus, two red crossed anchors in the centre. Flag adopted in 1931.
Victor Lomantsov, 03 Oct 2000

Academy of Science

Academy of Science
image by Victor Lomantsov, 19 Dec 2000

Flag for ships of Academy of science of USSR: Blue flag with white vertical stripe at the hoist. Two crossed black anchors and inscription "AN SSSR" (Academy of science of USSR). This was a house flag (flown at the masthead) rather than an ensign (flown at the stern). It was adopted in 1958.
Victor Lomantsov, 03 and 13 Oct 2000

President of the Academy of Science rank flag

Academy of Science
image by Victor Lomantsov, 03 Oct 2000

Fishery Inspection

Fishery Inspection
image by Michael Smuda, 31 Dec 1998

Based on Pedersen 1971 English Edition [ped71], this was the Fishery Inspection flag.
Michael Smuda, 31 Dec 1998

See also: Russian State committee on fishery

Post Pennant

Fishery Inspection
image by Miles Li, 09 September 2013
Source: Flaggenbuch 1939.