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In the summer 1961 a spartakiade was organised in Warsaw. A spartakiade
is a sports festival of the workers. The people took part under many red
flags and under much communist ideology.
For this sports festival the boroughs of Warsaw flags received provisory flags. These flags were not official. In the sixties one very often used these flags. Later one forgot it.
Beginning of the nineties, with the renaissance of symbols one remembered the flags from the sixties. They were again used now as interim solution. In the year 1994 there was the reform of the Warsaw administrative divisions.
The old boroughs became quarters. The flags were not any longer applied.
Symbols of the quarters is today the coat of arms and the flag of Warsaw.
Source: Jacek Skorupski "Flagi w Warszawie (Flags in Warsaw)" in FLAGA Nr. 12.
Jens Pattke, 26 Dec 2002