Flag of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic

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Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic
(Latvia)
Flag of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic.svg
Flag of the Latvian SSR (1953–1990)
UseHistorical
Proportion1:2
Adopted17 January 1953
DesignA plain red flag with a golden hammer and sickle and a gold-bordered red star in its upper canton with the blue and white rippling water at the bottom.
Flag of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic (reverse).svg
Reverse flag
UseHistorical
Proportion1:2

The flag of the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic flag shows a yellow hammer and sickle and outlined star on a red field above rippling water at the bottom,[1] and was adopted by the (former) Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic on January 17, 1953.

History[edit]

The first socialist Latvian state, the Latvian Socialist Soviet Republic, shown a red flag with the inscription LSPR.

Prior to this, from 25 August 1940, the flag was red with the gold hammer and sickle in the top-left corner, with the Latin characters LPSR (Latvijas Padomju Sociālistiskā Republika) above them in gold in a serif font.

The Soviet-era flag was officially replaced on 27 February 1990, when the national Flag of Latvia was reintroduced (while remained legally as a Soviet republic until 6 September 1991), and its use at public events is now banned.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guide to the Flags of the World by Mauro Talocci, revised and updated by Whitney Smith (ISBN 0-688-01141-1), p. 20.
  2. ^ https://themoscowtimes.com/news/latvia-bans-soviet-symbols-25182.
  3. ^ Book by Latvian Vexillologist Aloizs Luksa