Badge of an Activist of MOPR (Society to Help
Revolutionaries), #4561, 1928-1941.
Silver plated brass, enamels; 27.2 x 24.3 mm. Nice enamel
quality. The design incorporates the basic membership badge
of the organization with additional wreath and the banner
with the word "Activist". Engraved serial number on the
In excellent condition. The enamels are perfect with the
exception of a tiny surface flake near the edge at the top,
unnoticeable to the unaided eye. The raised details are
completely intact; some of original silver finish is
clearly visible in recessed areas. The screw plating on the
reverse is virtually untouched. The screw plate appears to
be a period replacement which functions well.
Created by Komintern in 1922, MOPR had a purpose of
liberating terrorists from jails around the world, and
fomenting anti-government activities in foreign countries.
Although many Soviet citizens were enrolled in it and had
to make "voluntary" monthly contributions, the activist
members deserving a special badge were relatively few.
/'Avers 8', p. 284, fig. 1389/