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Estonia in the Soviet Union (early flags)

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Keywords: hammer and sickle: no star | hammer and sickle (yellow) | eesti töörahwa kommuna | ensv | canton: yellow |
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Estonian Workers Commune of 1918

[Flag of EWC of 1918]
by Mark Sensen, 05 May 1996

Text in the canton: EESTI TÖÖRAHWA KOMMUNA | ESTLANDSKAJA TRUDOVAJA KOMMUNA ("Estonian Workers' Commune" in Estonian and Russian). Text in the field: NA BARIKADY ESTONSKIJ PROLETARIAT Za SOVJETSKUJU ESTLJANDIJU VELIKUJU VOLGU, URAL, SIBIR' Va IMJA III KOMMUNISTIChESKAGO INTERNACIONALA. ("On the barricades [stands] Estonian workers, for Soviet Estonia, Great Volga, Ural, Siberia, in the name of the III Communist International" in Russian).
Mark Sensen, 05 May 1996

[Flag of EWC of 1918]
by Mark Sensen

Independence: 1920-1940

From 1920 to 1940, Estonia was independent again. German occupation in 1941-1944. In 1944 an estonian RSS was created within the Soviet Union.
António Martins, 21 Mar 2000

Flag of 1940’s

[Flag of Estonian SSR in 1940’s]
by Mark Sensen, 02 Jun 1996

Red with in the upper hoist yellow Latin initials (ENSV [Eesti Nöukogude Sotsialistlik Vabariik]) in sanserif. Yellow hammer and sickle below.
Mark Sensen, 02 Jun 1996

This flag was replaced by a new one in 6 February 1953.
Zeljko Heimer, 17 Apr 1996