Flag of the Octoberist Organization, circa 1980s. In red
The flag shows the organization's membership badge: red star
with a portrait of Lenin as a cute puffy little boy (but we
all now know what grew out of it). Size 2' by 1 1/2',
convenient for little kids to carry around on a pole during
goose-stepping parades. Excellent unissued condition.
Oktyabryata (aka the "Grandchildren of Lenin") were the 7 to
year old members of the October League, a youth organization
designed to start Soviet children on a politically correct
path to happiness in the Soviet Union. Membership as an
Octoberist was a prerequisite for becoming a Young Pioneer
(which included almost all kids from 9 to 14 years old).
a member of the Young Pioneers was a prerequisite for
the Komsomol, etc., etc. One of the Komsomol's official
functions was supervision and communist indoctrination of