University of Marxism-Leninism graduate badge, circa 1980s.
Brass, enamels, 4-piece construction; 47.7 x 24.3 mm. Features superimposed white book with inscription УМЛ ("UML") and portraits of Lenin and Karl Marx. In excellent condition. Comes with original screw plate.
The university had numerous branches and was a high-level school for party functionaries, a required step for advancement in political career.
/Similar to "Avers 8", p. 579, fig. 2991/