Flag for the USSR Minister of Defense, dated 1984.
In wool bunting. Very large size, about 6 ½' x 4 ¼'.
flag is similar to the flag of the Supreme Commander
Soviet Navy but with two blue stripes at the bottom
of one. The manufacturer's and inventory marks on the
sleeve indicate that the pattern was authorized in
this particular flag was manufactured in 1984.
In outstanding, excellent condition. There are a
tiny moth nips to the blue field which could be found
at very close inspection, but the flag is otherwise
free of soiling, holes, tears or other damage. The
are vibrant, as fresh as new.
This rare flag was raised only when the Soviet
Defense was present onboard the ship.. Its size makes
appropriate for a relatively large warship, perhaps a
destroyer or cruiser. The bunting version is
rare, and was used for regular sailing including
missions - as opposed to silk flags for naval