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Society for German-Soviet Friendship (East Germany)

Gesellschaft fr Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft 1949-1990, DSF

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Society for German-Soviet Friendship

Originally founded as Society for the Studies of Soviet Culture to accustom Germans with the rather unfamiliar Russian culture, the organization later became a pure propaganda tool. As an interesting turn of events, with the start of reforms in the Soviet Union, membership increased as a sign of support for Gorbatchev's Perestroika policy.
Volker Moerbitz Keith, 24 Jan 2001

Its flag was a white (probably 3:5) flag with the organization's emblem in the center. The emblem consisted of a Soviet and a GDR flag flying next to each other, surrounded by the words für Deutsch Sowjetische Freundschaft.
Volker Mörbitz Keith, 28 Jun 2000

A white flag with DSF symbol in center. The symbol showed the Soviet and German Democratic Republic flags flying next to each other, surrounded by the words FÜR DEUTSCH-SOWJETISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT. The flag was flown at May day parades, events organized by the society and whenever Soviet officials visited East Germany. Source: German Democratic Republic propaganda website.
Volker Moerbitz Keith, 24 Jan 2001

RARE/HISTORIC SOCIETY FOR GERMAN-SOVIET FRIENDSHIP FLAG
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Originally founded as Society for the Studies of Soviet Culture to accustom Germans with the rather unfamiliar Russian culture, the DSF later became a pure propaganda tool. As an interesting turn of events, with the start of reforms in the Soviet Union, membership increased as a sign of support for Gorbatchev's Perestroika policy. The Society's flag was white with the DSF symbol in the center. The symbol showed the Soviet and German Democratic Republic flags flying next to each other, surrounded by the words FÜR DEUTSCH-SOWJETISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT.
The flag is a large 47 x 76 inches.
William Garrison, 10 Mar 2009


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