Artek Pioneer Camp, circa 1970s-80s. Official pin manufactured by the Leningrad Mint. Aluminum, paint. 17 mm wide. Mint mark "LMD" to the reverse. Inscribed "Artek named after V. I. Lenin". Excellent condition.
Situated on the south coast Crimea, Artek was the best and most famous of all Soviet summer camps for the Young Pioneers. Most of the kids who went there were children of Soviet elite.