The coat of arms of the USSR is the official state symbol of the USSR, along with the flag and anthem, one of the first socialist emblems. A five-pointed red star with a yellow rim is at the top of the coat of arms. The emblem was enshrined in the Constitution of the USSR (Article 143) and was an image of a sickle and a hammer against the background of the globe, in the rays of the sun and framed by ears of corn, with an inscription in the languages of the Union republics: “Proletarians of all countries, unite!”

The State Emblem of the USSR symbolizes the union of workers and peasants, the voluntary unification of equal union republics in a single union state, and the equality of all nations and expresses the idea of international solidarity of the peoples of the USSR with the working people of all countries of the planet Earth.

The continents on the coat of arms are depicted in light brown. The mottos are in gold letters on a red ribbon. Ears symbolize the viability of the state and prosperity; the sun is the light of communist ideas, a bright future.

This metal version is in Muzeon Park, Moscow. This giant coat of arms of the Soviet Union, made of stainless steel in 1991, was found in the Leninsky Prospekt area and served as a designation of the old city boundary, meeting guests arriving in Moscow from the government-run Vnukovo Airport. Author: Stepan Shchekotikhin, 1970.

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, abbreviated as the USSR, the Soviet Union, or the Union of the SSR, was a state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.

At the time of the collapse, the USSR occupied almost 1⁄6 of the inhabited land of the Earth with a population of 293 million people, as well as 2nd place in the world in terms of industrial production – 16.5% of the world volume and 7th place in the world in terms of national income (3.4%).

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