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The regimental colour was adopted 21, November, 1942. Ratio - 1:1. Colours (regimental, divisional etc) were standardized in the Armed Forces (similar in the Army, Aviation and Navy):
There are plenty of photos on the Soviet regimental colours, but the best one I have found is in Soviet Soldier, Military Publishing House, USSR Ministry of Defence, March 1990, p.8. (Not to be confused with Soviet Military Review!) The photo shows the reverse side of the colour (with hammer and sickle), and at the same time reveals the outline of the red star at the obverse side.
Miles Li, 21 Sep 1999
The Colours (banners) of Guards were a little different: the portrait of V. I. Lenin, word "USSR" ("CCCP") on one side, the small star with hammer-sickle in its center and a motto on other side. The mottos were different. The units which become Guards in WWII had the motto: «Death to german invaders!».
Viktor Lomancov, 10 Dec 1999