Raven: A Journal of Vexillology

Volume 20, 2013

Anne M. Platoff
Pages 55-83

Of Tablecloths and Soviet Relics: A Study of the Banner of Victory (Znamia Pobedy)

This article provides a discussion of the Znamia Pobedy — the Soviet Banner of Victory from World War II — covering the sometimes contradictory stories behind the flag raised by Soviet soldiers over the Reichstag in Berlin. It also discusses post-war use in the U.S.S.R. and the countries of the former Soviet Union.