Flag of the Chief of General Staff of the Armed Forces of
the USSR, dated 1989.
In synthetic silk. Large size, approx. 5 ½' x 3 ¾ '. This
flag is similar to the flag of the Chief of Staff of the
Navy but with two blue stripes at the bottom instead of one.
The canvas hoist sleeve shows the date and manufacturing
In outstanding, excellent condition showing only
storage age. There are no tears, holes, or stains of any
kind, just a couple of tiny snags that can be found only at
close inspection. The colors are strong.
The very sight of this flag probably caused almost all
Soviet ship commanders to panic if they were not already
expecting a visit from the Chief of General Staff. At all
other times, it was stored in a special safe on the ship
just to make sure it would be available at the moment's
notice. A very rare flag.