The Byelorussian SSR
emblem was used as the coat of arms
of the Soviet Socialist Republic
until the fall of the Soviet Union
. The coat of arms is based on the coat of arms of the Soviet Union
The central feature of the emblem is the crossed hammer and sickle
, the universal Communist
symbol signifying the unity of the worker
and the peasant
. Below the hammer and sickle is a globe
, which is superimposed atop a rising sun
ears surround the central device, with flowers on each ear; clover
on the left and flax
on the right. A red ribbon is wrapped around the wheat ears, signifying the red flag
used by the Communist movement. At the base of the emblem, the letters БССР
(BSSR) appear, shorthand for the full name of the republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (Беларуская Савецкая Сацыялістычная Рэспубліка
), shown only once, since it reads the same in both Russian and Belarusian. On each side of the ribbon, the USSR State motto
(Workers of the world, unite!
) appear in Belarusian
on the left (Пралетарыі ўсіх краін, яднайцеся!
) and in Russian
on the right (Пролетарии всех стран, соединяйтесь!
). At the top of the emblem, a red star
for Communism is present.
The Byelorussian SSR had a coat of arms since 1926, yet the last emblem that was used was adopted in the 1950s. The earliest version also had the text in Yiddish and Polish. Other than that, the latest emblem and... Read More