University of Marxism-Leninism graduate badge, circa 1970s- 80s.
Brass, enamels, 49.4 x 25.3 mm. This is a relatively scarce version of the badge featuring red background. Four-piece construction: the portraits of Lenin and Karl Marx, Soviet state emblem, and plaque with abbreviated name of the school "UML" are separate superimposed parts. The enamels are of very high quality.
In excellent condition. The screw post is slightly over 7.5 mm long, has not been shortened. Comes with unmarked screw plate which is probably original to the badge.
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/
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