Badge of an Activist of MOPR (Society to Help
Revolutionaries), #3696, 1928-1941.
Silver plated brass, enamels; 27.3 x 24.4 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 enamel is perfect, completely
free of even microscopic flaws - which is extremely uncommon
for a Soviet badge of pre-WW2 era. The raised details are
likewise pristine; all of original silver finish is fully
intact on both sides of the badge. The screw post is full
length, approx. 9 mm. The badge comes with a scarce original
wing nut factory-marked "Vsekokhudozhnik, Moscow".
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/