Police Officer Qualification Badge, 2nd class, 1972-74.
In aluminum and paint, approx. 69 mm wide. Raised maker mark to the reverse. Excellent condition.
This badge was established in 1972 specifically as Police / MVD qualification award for officers (similar to the Armed Forces combined proficiency badge). It was reportedly discontinued just two years later, in 1974.
/See Mikhail Rogov, History of Awards and Badges of MVD of Russia, 1802-2002, p. 129, fig. 2.2.3/