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Historical Flags of Tuva (Russia), <1944

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Historical Flags of Tuva

According to “State Flags and Coats of Arms of Tuva” by Prof. V.A. Sokolov [sol83a], which appeared in the Flag Bulletin, [tfb] issue 100 (May-Aug. 1983), there were seven flags used between 1921 and 1944, although only five were legally adopted. Add to that the two ASSR Flags and the present flag, making 10 flags in all since 1921.
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998


People’s Revolutionary Party Flag, 1921

[Flag of Tuva 1921]
by Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

The Tannu-Tuva People’s Republic was established 14 August 1921 and was led by the People’s Revolutionary Party. The original Party flag is in a museum in Kyzyl. Plain red flags were used. Constitutions of 1921 and 1924 did not mention flags.
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

[Party flag of Tuva 1921]
by Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

W. Crampton in "History of the flags of Tuva" [cra] say that previously, in 1918-21, was used a blue flag with golden emblem in center. In fact Tuva was in revolt in 1885-1911 and probably blue flags with emblems were used. Tuva was independent 1911, and accept the russian protection 17 April 1914. After the soviet revolt Tuva remain in fact independent. The flags previous are 1918 are unknown.
Jaume Ollé, 25 Aug 1997

On this flag there is writing in the original Uighur (similar to old Mongolian) script.
Dave Martucci, 19 Mar 1998

According to Crampton [cra] the emblem was blue. Not mention of the colors of the rest of devices, but presumibly also blue. The uigur inscription was surely black, but neither the color is quoted. The inscription say: "Flag of the executive comitee of the peoples Revolutionary party of Tannu Tuva" (tangnu tiva yin arad un qubisyal tu nam un quriyan u tuy).
Jaume Ollé, 25 Aug 1997


Tuvinian People’s Republic State Flag, 1926-1930.06

[Flag of Tuva 1926]
by Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

Name changed to Tuvinian People’s Republic in the Constitution of 24 November 1926, which established red flag with state arms in center.
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998


Tuvinian People’s Republic State Flag, 1930.06-1930.10

The romanized alphabet was adopted in 1930. New version of state arms introduced 28 June 1930. Flag red with state arms in center. (no graphic available)
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998


Tuvinian People’s Republic State Flag, 1930.10-1933

State arms again modified 18 October 1930. Flag red with state arms in center. (no graphic available)
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998


Tuvinian People’s Republic State Flag, 1933-1941

[Flag of Tuva 1933]
by Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

New state arms adopted in 1933. Flag red with state arms in center.
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

The brown shape in background is a map of the territory. The badge on this flag, by the way, is very similar to the current coat of arms.
António Martins, 15 Mar 2000 and 15 Feb 2000


Tuvinian People’s Republic State Flag, 1941-1943

[Flag of Tuva 1941]
by Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

Flag changed in new constitution of 25 June 1941. Red with initials of state ("TAR") in gold in canton. Proportions 1:2. Five-pointed star to be mounted on top of staff.
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998


Tuvinian People’s Republic State Flag, 1943-1944

[Flag of Tuva 1943]
by Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

Cyrillic letters introduced 8 September 1943; initials on flag changed ("TAP") as a matter of course, not law. USSR absorbs TPR, which became an autonomous region of the RSFSR 11 October 1944. Local flags and arms abolished.
Dave Martucci, 15 Mar 1998

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