Medal in Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the October Revolution, 1998.
Brass, "cold" enamel, lacquer; 35.4 mm wide. Excellent condition.
This is one of the "alternative medals" issued by the Communist-run Congress of Peoples Deputies of the USSR - legislative body of the Soviet Union that continued to operate for many years after Soviet Union's collapse! Naturally, these medals were never approved by the President of Russia and therefore never became a part of the official award system of modern Russia.