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Chuvashia in the Soviet Union

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[Flag of Chuvashia in 1954]
by Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996

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No flags in 1920-1927

Chuvashya was established first as Chuvash Autonomous Oblast within Russian SFSR on 24 june 1920, and transformed into Chuvash ASSR on 21 april 1925.
Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996


Flag of 1927

[Flag of Chuvashia in 1927]
by Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996

Adopted 31 march 1927. A red flag with a very large white canton (7/9th of flag height) with a border of Chuvash ornament (red, blue, green and gold). In the canton the initials (ChASSR) in red, and a hammer and sickle.
Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996, quoting Daan van Leeuwen ([vxn] Vexilla Nostra 106)


Flag of 1931

[Flag of Chuvashia in 1931]
by Mark Sensen 15 Jul 1996

Adopted 12 February 1931. A red flag with yellow hammer and sickle and initials, and in the upper part the inscription: «Proletarians of all nations, unite!» in Chuvash cyrillic script.
Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996, quoting Daan van Leeuwen (Vexilla Nostra 106)


Flag of 1933

[Flag of Chuvashia in 1933]
by Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996

Adopted on 19 May 1933, because the Chuvash script was Russified: the t-with-ogoneck was changed into the ch-sign, and one t in "proletarians" was deleted.
Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996, quoting Daan van Leeuwen ([vxn] Vexilla Nostra 106)


Flag of 1937

[Flag of Chuvashia in 1937]
by Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996

Adopted 18 July 1937. A red flag with the initials of the union-republic (RSFSR) and the name of the ASSR in both Russian and Chuvash.
mark sensen 15 Jul 1996, quoting Daan van Leeuwen ([vxn] Vexilla Nostra 106)


Flag of 1940

[Flag of Chuvashia in 1940]
by Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996

Adopted 11 June 1940, because "RSFSR" in Russian and Chuvash are exactly the same, one was deleted. Note that the "ASSR" behind the names were shared.
mark sensen, 15 Jul 1996, quoting Daan van Leeuwen ([vxn] Vexilla Nostra 106)


Flag of 1954

[Flag of Chuvashia in 1954]
by Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996

Adopted 6 May 1954, because of new regulations concerning flags of the ASSRs. Flag of the Russian SFSR, with the same inscriptions as the previous flag.
Mark Sensen, 15 Jul 1996, quoting Daan van Leeuwen ([vxn] Vexilla Nostra 106)


Coat of arms

[soviet chuvash CoA] click to enlarge
by Antonio Gutiérrez, 1999 Mostbet