Hammer & Sickle T-Shirt - The hammer and sickle emblem of the communist party symbolizes the unification of the agricultural peasants and the industrialized proletariat. In this shining example you can see that the Soviet Union was very proud of that ideal. Today, the hammer and sickle and the communist red star are banned in some countries. You wouldn't want to wear this shirt on your next visit to Poland, unless you like the idea of spending up to two years in a Polish prison. I visited Poland last summer and had a lovely time, but I don't think I'm ready to sign up for an enforced stay. Hungary, Latvia, and Lithuania have likewise banned the symbol, so plan your vacation accordingly. You're sure to draw attention in this hammer & sickle t-shirt.