MVD Highest Political Academy (VPU), graduation or commemorative badge, circa 1960s-70s.
Brass, paint, 45.7 x 25.8 mm.
In very fine to excellent condition. There are minor flakes to the red paint on the banner, not very noticeable or detractive. Otherwise perfect, with completely intact details. The original fire gilt finish is clearly visible in recessed areas on the obverse and is perfectly preserved on the reverse.
/"History of Awards and Insignia of Russian MVD, 1802 - 2002" p. 376, figures 18.104.22.168/