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Water Rescue - Lifesaving Society (Ukraine, Soviet Union)

OSVOD

Last modified: 2015-06-06 by zoltán horváth
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Flag of Water Rescue - Lifesaving Society
image located by Clayton Horner, 24 May 2015


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Overview

During Soviet Epoch OSVOD was a voluntary public lifesaving organization. The society’s aims are to prevent accidents, to cooperate in teaching the population, especially children, to swim and perform rescues, to assist the rescue service in every way, to regulate the use of small boats by amateurs, to develop new models of rescue equipment, and to work out problems of water rescue.
Clayton Horner, 24 May 2015


The Flag

I picked up this flag on eBay a couple weeks ago. The text below is the description that was provided by the seller. It was shipped from Ukraine:
"An Old Authentic Soviet Ukraine BIG SILK FLAG of the OSVOD Soviet Union Water Rescue - Lifesaving Society with Communist Star and Sickle & Hammer Emblem. Inscription: "Os (Society)Vod (Water). USSR (Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic)" Dimensions 70" x 36" (178 x 91 cm). Made in USSR circa 1970 of silk. Good condition - see photo for all details."
Clayton Horner, 24 May 2015

[The inscription] more correct: "O (Society) S (Lifesaving) Vod (Water). USSR (Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic)"
Victor Lomantsov, 25 May 2015