Small Silver Medal of the "Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy" in Moscow, circa 1960s-1980s.
26.6 mm diameter (including loop). Silvered brass. Pin back suspension device. Purple ribbon. Center features one of the monumental statues on the exhibition grounds. "For success..." inscription on reverse.
Very fine to excellent condition. Ribbon slightly faded but very sound. Silver finish slightly worn in areas.
Originally founded in Moscow in the late 1930s as the All-Union Agricultural Exhibition (VSKhV) to be a year-round celebration of the achievements of the USSR, the huge, world fair-like, complex changed its name in 1956 to Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy when it was decided that its name needed to reflect the broader nature of the exhibits and competitions being held there.
Supposedly, several judged competitions were held on the grounds virtually every week of the year and these medals were given to the winners. The exhibition area still exists today in all of its socialist glory although many areas are now occupied by small retail shops.