Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, State Emblem
TThe emblem of the Uzbek SSR was adopted on 17 February 1937 and based on that of the Soviet Union. It shows the rising sun over a map of Soviet Central Asia, symbolising the future of this region, with a hammer and sickle emblem and a five-pointed red star standing for the “socialist revolution on all five continents”. It is framed by stems with cotton bolls and ears of wheat, symbolising agriculture, bound together with a ribbon. The ribbon displays the abbreviated name of the country, Uz.SSR in Uzbek and with the country’s motto (as in the whole USSR), “Proletarians (=workers) of all countries, unite!”: at left in Uzbek, on the right in Russian. On the original emblem, the Uzbek text was written in Latin script, which changed after 1941 to Cyrillic. From 1947 to late 1970, the hammer and sickle were in silver; in the newest version, this was changed to gold.