The story of Soviet symbols - stars
• The story of Soviet symbol - star
The five-pointed star has become a symbol of the Soviet Russia thanks to one of the leaders of the Bolshevik Leon Trotsky.
With the approval of its order of Narkomvoena of Leon Trotsky number 321 of May 7, 1918 five-pointed star was named "Mars star with hammer and plow." The order also means that the mark "has the status of individuals in the service of the Red Army."
The esoteric version of the
Trotsky was very seriously immersed in esoteric sciences, and knew that the five-pointed pentagram has a very powerful energy potential and is one of the most powerful symbols. I must say that the end of the XIX-early XX century was a time of celebration of the occult - almost every educated person went through a fascination with mysticism. And the star in those days was very fashionable symbol.
Since ancient Sumerians, the sign used by almost every civilization five-pointed star is considered a sign of protection. The Babylonians used it as a talisman of thieves, the Jews associated the five-pointed star with five wounds on the body of Christ, and the wizards of medieval Europe pentacle was known as "the king of the Seal of Solomon."
The Communists have additional meaning in the meaning of this symbol, indicating thus the unity of the world proletariat all five continents of the Earth, as well as the world revolution.
"Imperial" version of
Red Star are usually referred to as "Mars star" by the name of the Roman god of war Mars. I must say that this symbol has been used in the Russian army. Nicholas I issued a decree on January 1, 1827 introduced the stars on the epaulettes of officers and generals, April 29, 1854 stars were added to the shoulder straps. After the February Revolution of military insignia Russian Imperial Army were changed straps undone. April 21, 1917, by order of the fleet and the Navy Department number 150 military and naval minister of the Provisional Government, Guchkov, epaulets replaced Sleeve marks differences and introduced a new badge. She pointed star was placed on the socket with the anchor.
Probably Trotsky's decision to enter a star in the Red Army was a kind of signal to the royal officers. As is known, the Bolsheviks carried out an extensive campaign to attract the king's military personnel in the Red Army.
An alternative to the star
A symbol of Soviet Russia could become a swastika, whose cult was very strong in Russia at the beginning of the XX century. She was depicted in the "Kerensky notes", swastikas painted on the wall of the Ipatiev House Empress Alexandra Fyodorovna before being shot, but the sole decision of Trotsky, the Bolsheviks decided on a five-pointed star. The history of the XX century has shown that the "star" stronger "swastika".