On November 12, 1923, the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union met in Moscow and decided on an important formal matter: the new form of the national flag.
It was agreed on the form of one of the state symbols, which almost every informed inhabitant of the planet knows to this day. It was a red flag with a golden hammer, sickle, and gold-edged star. However, the hammer and sickle were in a gilded rectangular frame.
The new flag of the Soviet Union replaced the red flag as a symbol of the Bolshevik coup of 1917, which was decorated with the national emblem of the USSR in the middle. The color red symbolizes the proletarian revolution, the hammer and sickle the union of workers and peasants in an independent state under the leadership of the Communist Party.
Newly approved flag of the USSR from 1923.
The five-pointed star is a sign of unity and international solidarity of the workers of all five continents. Subsequently, the gold frame disappeared and in 1980 it was determined that the hammer and sickle would only be on the face of the flag, the reverse remained only red.
You can see the genesis of the Soviet national flag in the video. In the series 100 Years Ago, we recall events from home and the world that took place on the day exactly one hundred years ago. We remember personalities from politics, culture and sport. We describe the course of wars, the birth of revolutions and the formation of states. We capture the successes and failures of key figures in history, discoveries and inventions.