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Small Gold Medal of the "Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy" in Moscow, circa 1970s-1980s.


Item# 22247

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26.5 mm diameter (including loop). Gilded brass. Pin back suspension device. Purple ribbon. Center features one of the monumental statues on the exhibition grounds. "For success..." inscription on reverse.

Fine to very fine condition. Gilt finish shows wear and tarnish caused by polishing. Small white areas of dried polish on the back of the suspension.

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 Ex

26.5 mm diameter (including loop). Gilded brass. Pin back suspension device. Purple ribbon. Center features one of the monumental statues on the exhibition grounds. "For success..." inscription on reverse.

Fine to very fine condition. Gilt finish shows wear and tarnish caused by polishing. Small white areas of dried polish on the back of the suspension.

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.

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 former exhibit areas are now occupied by small retail shops.
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