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Soviet Banner of Victory
replica flag
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Price:  $40.00 USD
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Alexey Kovalyov hoists the Red Flag over the Reichstag, May 2, 1945.


Soviet Banner of Victory

Celebrate the victory over  fascism every day!  A close approximation of the Soviet Banner of Victory (“Victory Banner # 5,”), the flag measures 3 feet by 5 feet and it is composed of 100% knitted polyester (1 ply). The design is a single-side print with 98% show-thru of the reverse image on the back.  The flags are hemmed with double stitching and they feature grommets for hanging.  

Note:  This replica flag was created using a non-copyrighted image from Wikipedia.  The original image was licensed under Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5.  Some modifications were made to the artwork prior to production.

The raising of the Victory Banner was commemorated in a legendary photo by Yevgeny Khaldei.  Victory Banner #5" which was one of several flags raised by Red Army soldiers over the Reichstag to signal the fall of Berlin during the final days of World War II (known in the former USSR as "The Great Patriotic War".)  An inscription is included on Victory Banner #5 by one of the military subdivision responsible for the capture of the Reichstag.  The Cyrillic writing reads, "150th Rifle, Order of Kutuzov 2nd class, 'Idritskaya' Division, 79th Rifle Corps, 3rd Shock Army, 1st Byelorussian Front."  The actual Victory Banner #5 is currently in a Russian museum.  The USSR commissioned the production of several replicas of the flag after World War II for use in the Victory Day parade held in Red Square every May 9th.  In 2007, a number of Russian "reformers" began a movement to remove the hammer and sickle from the Victory Banner.  Following a massive outcry from Russian war veterans, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill into law preserving the Soviet-era iconography as a national symbol of the victory over fascism.

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Purchase a Banner of Victory replica flag with a copy of the Erythrós Press book Red Youth: Young Heroes of the Great Patriotic War at a special rate with free shipping.  Select the third option in the above menu to purchase these items together.

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