Silver, enamels; 33.6 x 15.2 mm. The reverse shows "875"
silver hallmark and Cyrillic maker mark "0 LYu" (Russkie
Samotsvety ['Russian Gemstones'] workshop in Leningrad, 1970
manufacture). Extremely well made. Shows Lenin's portrait and
red carnation, a symbol of Bolshevik revolution. Excellent
Unlike the myriad of znachki pins made for the occasion, this
badge was awarded to Communist Party VIPs and could not be
purchased in a store or Soyuzpechat' kiosk.