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Armenia in the Soviet Union

Haygagan Suovyedagan Soyialisdagan Rhyesbuoipliga

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[Flag of Armenian SSR in 1952]
by Zeljko Heimer, 19 Jun 2001
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Description of the flag

Dark blue bar in the middle of the flag, 1/4 width; approved on 17 December 1952.
Zeljko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996

Specs.: stripes 3+2+3; h&s placement and size unknown! (Identical to the Moldavian flag except for the color.)
António Martins, 19 Jun 2001

The Third Republic of Armenia was proclaimed on September 21, 1991.
Gevork Nazaryan, 24 Mar 2001


Reverse of the flag

[Back of the flag]
by Zeljko Heimer, 19 Jun 2001 | [two-sided] [reverse]

No hammer, sickle and star on the reverse side.
Mark Sensen, 25 May 1997


Coat of arms

[soviet armenian CoA]
by Marcus Schmöger, 31 Aug 2001 (source: [hzg80])

The emblem was introduced in 1937 (according to Hesmer [hes92]) and replaced by the current one (already used in 1919) in 1992. The inescutcheon of the current emblem shows the Mt. Ararat, which was also the central symbol in 1937-1992.
Marcus Schmöger, 16 Sep 2001

The coat-of-Arms of Soviet Armenia was illustrated from an initial prototype sketch by Martiros Sarian, a famous Armenian painter of the XXth century. Mount Ararat, the symbol of the Armenian nation, is at the center of the coat-of-Arms of Soviet Armenia. Grapes immidiately beneath Mount Ararat represent the Biblical traditional account of the first vineyard that Noah, who is considered the patriarch of the Armenian people, planted upon his descent from Mount Ararat after the Great Flood as a sign of rebirth of humanity. The inner rim on the sides of the grapes includes wheat, symbolic of the sacredness of the soil. Above Mount Ararat is the Red Star with hammer and sickle and geometric rays encompassing the Red Star. In the center of the outer rim is the famous motto of «Proletarians of all countries, unite!» continued with spiral Armenian caption «the Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic».
Gevork Nazaryan, 24 Mar 2001

I transcribed the words written on the coat of arms of the Armenian SSR and got this: "Haygagan Suovyedagan Soyialisdagan Rhyesbuoipliga" that means, of course, "Armenian Soviet Socialist Republic".
Carsten Linke, 6 Jun 1996

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