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Shows logo of the Moscow Mint.
Badge in Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the MID (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Diplomatic Corps Academy, 1984 issue.

Nickel-plated brass, enamels; 20.7 mm x 17.6 mm. Very nicely made piece despite its miniature of "lapel" size. The reverse shows late style circular logo of the Moscow Mint. In excellent condition.

Established in 1934, the Diplomatic Corps Academy offered but a few coveted spots, usually reserved for the offspring of top party functionaries. Some of the graduates were KGB and GRU agents, hand-picked for espionage assignments in the western countries. Unlike the larger and more impressive graduation badge, the school's 50th anniversary badge was probably issued exclusively to its faculty and staff, and possibly to a few VIP graduates.

Please Note: The penny in our last photo is there for size reference.

Item# 36622

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