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It is not a flag but the badge of the late
VLKSM aka Young Communist League of USSR.
Alexei Arkhipov, 22 Mar 1999
Wasn’t it used as a flag in the old days? I
know it was widely spread as a pin, but if I recall
correctely, I saw it as a flag also, no?
Jorge Candeias, 23 Mar 1999
Flag of Young Pioneer Organization (USSR): Red flag with pioneer’s
pin in the centre: red star, Lenin and motto "Always ready!"
готов!" ="Vsegda gotov!"). (Image made
according to photo of M. Revnivtsev.)
Victor Lomantsov, 18 Jan 2004
A video produced by the Carnegie Endowment featured
footage of a celebration in Red Square. During that celebration
I saw several Soviet flags with V.I. Lenin
(his head) on the red field. In fact, the visage of Lenin matches
the one seen on the Komsomol emblem at the
Further, a yellow banner with Lenin’s name (in Cyrillic:
"ЛЕНИН") was located beneath his
Chancellor Sean, 18 Feb 2002
That was very common: You could also see during the existence of
Soviet Union flags with the heads of Marx, Engels and Stalin (and
sometimes other highly placed leaders of several socialist countries),
either individually, or grouped together in one flag. This practice
came to the outside of the Iron Curtain,
Jorge Candeias, 19 Feb 2002
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