Soviet Railway Emblem – Russia

When I travelled by rail from Moscow to Saint Petersburg in April, 1992 I was glad to see the Soviet State Railway Emblem still on the train.

Soviet Railway Emblem
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Soviet Railway Emblem

The dissolution of the Soviet Union had taken place in December 1991 and Russia was now briefly a member of the Commonwealth of Independent States, or CIS.

The State Emblem of the Soviet Union (some call it a coat of arms) shows a five-pointed red star above the traditional hammer and sickle over a globe, with ears of wheat around it.

There is a rising sun under the globe, and a red ribbon around the two wreaths of wheat with ‘Proletarians of the world, unite!’ written in the official languages of the fifteen (former) Soviet Republics.

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Railways.

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