Last modified: 2002-11-30 by antonio martins
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The Latvian SSR flag adopted 17 January 1953 was
reaffirmed by the Constitution adopted on 28 February
1967, along with a list of places and ways to fly it.
This list was expanded greatly by the “Instruction
Concerning the Application of the Statute on the State
Flag of the Latvian SSR” confirmed May 30, 1967 by decree
of the Council of Ministers of the Latvian SSR.
Dave Martucci, 05 Sep 1996, quoting from “Soviet State Symbolism”, a special issue of [tfb] The Flag Bulletin XI:1 (Winter 1972): 138-145
Specs.: stripes unknown!; h&s placement and size unknown!
The thin white stripes seems to be due to a heraldic concern —
same thing for Lithuania and
Estonia, but not for the others...
António Martins, 19 Jun 2001
by Zeljko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996 |
No hammer, sickle and star on the
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997
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
Latvia achieved independence in
1990 by canceling all Soviet legislation between 1940 and 1990.
Dave Martucci, 05 Sep 1996
The emblem of the SSR was introduced 25 August 1940
(according to Hesmer [hes92])
by the current one
17 February 1990 (in force 27 February 1990).
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001
The book [hzg80] shows this design.
Marcus Schmöger, 08 Sep 2001
And so does an official soviet handbook publ. 1980
(SSSR — Administrativno-territorialhnoe Delenie Sou^znyq Respublik).
Though showing the
(not fimbriated, solid golden) the star slightly less “dense”.
António Martins, 06 Nov 2002