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100 years since Lenin's birth & 40 years of the Gomselmash plant commemorative medal

Commemorative medal, composed of a metal alloy, shows the side-profile portrait of Lenin's face, with black highlighting, on recto. On recto, the years 1870-1970 are written below Lenin's portrait, commemorating 100 years since his birth. On verso, is an image of an agricultural vehicle. As written on verso, the medal commemorates 40 years of the Gomselmash plant, 1930-1970.

1905 Bloody Sunday commemorative medal

Commemorative bronze medal, image in relief shows a man with cloth around waist, chest bare, standing with arm raised straight up in the air. In the other hand he holds an urn. One foot is resting on an anvil with a hammer leaning on that foot. The text reads: 1905 - memory eternal! On verso, a relief shows two men standing, one man and woman crouching on the ground. One of two men standing, raises his arm in the air, hand fisted and with the other hand he holds onto the arm of the crouching woman. The text reads: Bloody Sunday - 9 Jan. 1905.

1912-1962 Truth newspaper commemorative bronze medal

Commemorative bronze medal with portrait of Vladimir Illyich Lenin, as well as some text. On verso there is a hand holding a Soviet flag and more text. Small sticker that reads "60" adhered to verso. On recto, it reads: "1912-1962 Truth Truth," the name of a political newspaper associated with the Communist Party of the Russian Federation. On verso, it reads: 50 years from the day of the issuing of the first issue.

1917-1957 commemorative plate

Commemorative plate of Vladimir Illyich Lenin standing with one arm raised to the sky, with the other at his chest. At the top of plate are the dates 1917-1957, marking 40 years since the Great October Socialist Revolution. City scape and water in background, with a glowing star in the sky. There are laurels and a hammer and sickle beneath his feet. Done in relief.

1918 collectivization commemorative bronze medal

Commemorative bronze medal with relief of three men on recto. One man standing and two sitting at a table, one of whom is Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. On verso, relief of man standing with horse drawn plow. He is looking at tractors plowing the land in distance. On recto, the text reads: For 'Lenin-esque' Righteousness 1918. On verso, the text reads: Transfer... on horse... for industry. Collectivization Plan C/X.

1919 commemorative medal

Commemorative bronze medal, image in relief shows three soldiers on foot, one on a horse and one lying on ground above the year 1919. The three on foot hold guns while the one on the horse holds a sword. All five soldiers look in the same direction. On verso, is a laurel wreath with a flag and some writing. It reads: These days do not fade glory. The names of the following cities and areas are listed: Pskov, Kakhovka, Astrakhan, Bukhara, Volochayevka, Petersburg, Tsaritsyn (now Volgograd), Ufa, Perekop and Syvash.

1987 commemorative bronze medal

Commemorative bronze medal with relief on recto of Vladimir Illyich Lenin standing with arm raised upward looking back on crowds holding banners. Looks like fireworks going off in sky behind him. On verso, relief of a building and monument with crowds and banners celebrating 65 years of the Soviet regime. On verso, the text reads: Land to the peasants. Authority to the Soviets. The world for the people (presumably, as this text is cut off). Bread for the hungry (presumably, as this also text is cut off).

50 Years of the USSR commemorative medal with red flag

Commemorative medal, composed of a metal alloy, with relief on recto of Lenin right arm raised upwards with other at his chest. Soviet flag below him, coloured in red, with laurel branch. On verso, laurel wreath around the hammer and sickle above the years 1922-1972, surrounded by different Soviet Republics' emblems.

50 anniversary Kosomol commemorative medal

Commemorative medal, square shape, composed of bronze metal. Relief of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face on a flag, with the number 50 and Russian text. Recto reads: VLKSM - 50 years with the name of Lenin. Verso has Russian text, and some adhesive residue from a small sticker. Verso reads: The Union of Soviet youth should be the accent group, which in all work renders its help, shows its initiative, its handsel. - V. I. Lenin

All-union CPSU Conference ommemorative postage stamp

Framed commemorative postage stamp with a drawing of Lenin's head in the upper left corner, the Communist Party symbolic hammer and sickle in the lower left, and the Kremlin buildings to the right. Value 50 kopeks. It reads: Revolutionary restructuring - the ideology of renovation! XIX All-union conference of the CPSU. Mail USSR.

Best Young Pioneers/October Musical Group banner

Rectangular red nylon banner with yellow tassels and hanger with gold writing and crests on front an back. Crest includes imagery of hammer and sickle, star, horns (musical instruments), three flames and wheat. On recto, the Young Pioneers logo featuring Lenin's portrait and its slogan, Always Ready!, is featured at the top with horns. In the centre, it reads: Best October (adj.) group! Beneath it is a drum, drumsticks, laurels, stripes and horns. On verso, in the centre it reads: The pioneer, who fights for the cause of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union be ready! At the bottom it reads: Always ready!

Best worker red velvet banner with yellow tassels

Rectangular red velvet banner with yellow tassels shows image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in a white square with yellow writing. On verso, yellow writing and image of globe, hammer and sickle and wreath of wheat stalks. Recto reads: To the best worker.

Black and silver commemorative medal

Commemorative medals, composed of a metal alloy, with relief of side-profile portrait of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face on recto. On verso is a signature. It reads: "I. Ulyanov (Lenin)" - the first initial of Lenin's patronymic (Ilyich), his legal last name and his alias last name. Medal is black and portrait of Lenin is silver.

Bronze medal commemorating Moscow's machine tool factory named for S. Ordzhonikidze

Commemorative bronze medal honouring Moscow's machine tool factory named for S. Ordzhonikidze. On recto, relief images depict three laurel wreaths emblems and a banner One wreath has Vladimir Illyich Lenin in its centre. One wreath has a ship in its centre and a flag above the ship reads October Revolution, and one has a hammer and sickle in its centre and a flag above the hammer and sickle reads USSR. Below the three wreaths is what looks to be a sprocket. On verso, is an unidentifiable piece of machinery in relief.

Bust of Lenin

Bust of Lenin, cast in bronze, showing head and top of torso, dressed in waistcoat, jacket and tie, but with shoulders cropped off.

CCCP watch in box

Watch resting in plastic case, on foam. Red letters (CCCP) on the watch face, with a red star at the 12 o'clock position. CCCP is the Russian abbreviation which translates in English to Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR). "Perestroika" is also written on the watch face. Verso of watch face is engraved with "CCCP," a star and the numbers 140836. Plastic box is pink and grey tortoise shell. Recto of box reads "Glory" in Russian. Paper tag tied by string to watch with the letter C on it. Fake wrist band around watch made of paper. Sticker adhesive on top of plastic box with the numbers 11.50. Inside box are folded paper receipts or certificates or warranties.

Carved wood wall plaque depicting Lenin

Wooden wall plaque, rectangle in shape, with relief carving depicting Lenin in profile, wearing a Soviet era army cap now commonly known as 'Lenin's cap style'. On verso, a faint purple stamp filled out by hand with pencil. It reads: Ukrainian SSR. Lenin. July '70.

Centennial statue with silver profile of Lenin

Black, shiny, crystal-shaped plastic statue with applied silver relief image of Lenin's profile, as well as gold inscription of his signature and centennial birth years: I. Ulyanov (Lenin) 1870-1970. (one housed in red plastic case with clear lid)

Certificate of Merit

Certificate of merit with image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in gold, with gold and red writing and the hammer and sickle symbol. There are lines on which to write a the commendation. On verso, red with grey writing. On both sides, it reads: Certificate of Merit. On recto, it reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! There is also a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: Socialism is alive, talented, is a creation of masses themselves.

Certificate of Merit

Certificate of merit with image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin standing above a crowd and speaking, with red Russian flag below him. Same image that appears on poster in collection (accession # 2008.005.167). White background with gold writing reads: Certificate of Merit. On verso, white background with red writing reads: Certificate of Merit. The artist was V. Trubanova. The certificate was produced in Moscow.

Certificate of merit

Folded citation card with Kremlin clocktower image on front and drawing of Lenin inside. Very similar to 2008.005.204. On recto it reads: Certificate of Merit. Inside it reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! Certificate of Merit. Some of the font is raised. The artist was A. B. Molokova and it was produced in Moscow.

Certificate of merit (filled out)

Folded citation card with profile portrait of Lenin on a red cover, addressed to a recipient in black ink and stamped. On verso, it reads: Certificate of Merit. Inside there is a quote by L. I Brezhnev. It also reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! Certificate of Merit. It reads: Awarded to Shaulis Povilas Yuozovich for good Soviet attitude, high quality performance of tasks, in honour of the builder. It is signed by the head of construction boards "Stroiindustriya" V. F. Kotsarev, party bureau secretary O. M. Pakhomkova and Predpostroikoma V. M. Sozonov.

Certificate of merit (filled out)

Folded citation card with portrait drawing of Lenin on the interior, addressed to a recipient in black ink and stamped. On recto it reads: Glory to labour! Certificate of Merit. Inside it reads in Russian: Proletariat of all countries, unite! Certificate of Merit. There is also a quote by Lenin: The first productive force of all humankind is work, working
The filled in portion is in Lithuanian and reads: On the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the Great October Socialist Revolution, Comrade Stepas Luksta is recognized for his good work and social activities. It is signed by the party director, committee secretary and the trade union chair.
The art is by V. Rodionov and it was produced in Moscow. A bit of Ukrainian is written on verso.

Certificate, military

Citation cards with Soviet flags and crest featuring profile of Lenin. Military aircraft and tanks are depicted along the bottom edge. It reads: For our Soviet homeland! A quote attributed to V. I. Lenin reads: Our slogan should be one - study the case in a real way...

Cigarette packs with Lenin's portrait

Packages of 20 cigarettes each. Red box bears Russian text and graphic portrait of Lenin. A graphic of the Soviet paper Truth is behind Lenin's portrait. Recto text reads: Cigarettes Prime Nostalgia. A side of the box reads: Cigarettes Fifth Class. The top reads: Smoking harms your health. On the bottom, the company's address is provided. Verso text reads "Prime Nostalgia". A Russian government label depicts the Russian emblem and reads: "Special Tabacco Brand" and "Russia".

The Public Corporation "Pogarskaya Cigarette-Cigar Factory"

Circular medallion commemorating 50 years of Soviet Power in the Soviet Union

Two circular medallions composed of metal alloy, each resting in a red plastic box, in red velvet with white satin interior. Medallion has relief of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with Russian flag, wheat stalks and three other people, one of whom is an astronaut. Dates read 1917-1967. On verso text reads: In memory of 50 years of Soviet power in the USSR. The red box snaps shut with clasp.

Circular medallion of Lenin in a plastic case

Circular medallion composed of metal alloy in white plastic box. Box lid has gold writing on it, which reads "V. I. Lenin," with banner and laurel. Medallion has relief of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face. It rests perfectly in box, and does not come out or move.

Circular pin of Gorbachev

Circular plastic (organic material) pin with black edge, and colour photograph of Mikhail Gorbachev with hand raised holding a pen, the other holding a piece of paper. He is wearing a suit. Clasp on verso.

Circular wall hanging of Lenin

Circular metal alloy with heavy metal rim and hook on back to hang. Gold plated relief of Vladimir Illyich Lenin. The hook reads: ZNAR.

N. Sokolov

Citation

Rectangular citation card with image of Lenin against a sky background and crowd of people, a red Soviet flag in front. Beneath the picture it reads: V. I Lenin on podium. The artist was A. Gerasimov.

Citation to a labour veteran

Citation cards that are not yet folded that have the star, hammer and sickle on recto. On inside of card is an image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin writing and reading at his desk. Opposite page is a blank white space with the gold writing and the star, hammer and sickle. Framed in red, with gold and yellow. On both sides, it reads: For a labour veteran. It was produced in Moscow. The artists responsible were V. Trubanov and S. Bondar. There is some small text written in Ukrainian as well.

Citation to a new Little Octobrist

Citation cards with badge design of the Little Octobrists. It is meant to be given to a child that achieves Little Octobrist status. On recto, there is a design featuring Lenin as a child within a red star with emanating rays, a message to the new Little Octobrist, a space to attach a photograph of the Little Octobrist and a space for notes. On verso, red star graphic with smaller designs featuring children participating in many of the activities associated with the club, including sports, agriculture and music. It reads: We have five rules and we will achieve them. The rules are listed on the right-hand side, written as poetry. The art work was done by A. Finogenov and the cards were produced in Moscow.

Clay sculpture of Lenin

light brown clay sculpture of Lenin from the waist up, including one are with fist clenched and coat collar. Very roughly sculpted or not finished. Unfinished clay on back, tool marks visible on surface.

Communist Labour banner

Rectangular red banner with gold tassels and gold writing shows the face of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with images of industry and agriculture. On one of the banners, there is a small metal pin attached to the banner bearing the same image and text. The banners bears a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: We will come for victory of the Communist labour! Beneath the imagery, it reads: Collective Communist labour.

Cross stitch of Lenin in gold frame

Cross stitch on burgundy coloured felt of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's head and shoulders, in black, white and grey embroidery floss. In a gold plated metal alloy frame with glass protection. Hook on verso to hang the frame. Backing made of wood.

Cross stitch of Lenin in wood frame

Cross stitch on canvas of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's head and shoulders, in black, white and grey embroidery floss. In a wood frame with glass protection. Hook on verso to hang the frame.

Drawing of Lenin, applied to wood

Wooden plaque ornament with graphic drawing of Lenin in profile applied with lacquer. There are 2 pegs inserted at the base of the plaque, which are inserted into the base to allow the plaque to stand upright on a desk or other flat surface. Lenin is drawn with Soviet era army cap now commonly identified with him as a 'Lenin style cap'.

Finnish fifty pennies coin

copper coloured coin with lion and swords on one side, large number and tree on the other. Writing on both sides. Edges are ridged. Recto reads: Republic of Finland - 1990. Verso reads: 50 pennies.

First prize in Pioneer camp contest

Rectangular red banner with yellow stitching and tassels shows the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin along with the hammer and sickle, laurel and wheat stalk. Text in gold on verso and recto. On recto, it states that it is an award for third place at a suburban pioneer camp. On verso, it reads: The Camp Committee of the Executive Committee of District Council RK Kosomol Summer 1979.

German five pfennig coin

copper coloured coin with oak branch on one side and number and wheat sheaves on the other side. German writing on both sides. Recto reads: Federal Republic of Germany - 1971. Verso reads:5 pfennig.

German ten pfennig coin

copper coloured coin with oak branch on one side and number and wheat sheaves on the other side. German writing on both sides. Recto reads: Bank of the German Country - 1949. Verso reads: 10 pfennig.

Gold notecards with Lenin's portrait

Note cards with scored line in centre for easy folding. Gold recto, white verso. Recto has portrait of Lenin in rectangular frame, and Russian writing. Verso has red hammer and sickle surrounded by ribbon in top left colour. The artist of the portrait was S. Prisekin and the card's designer was V. Alekseeva. The cards were produced in Moscow.

Gold tassel banner

Large red banner with gold tassels around three sides, top side has loops for hanging. Banner has writing with images of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's likeness, USSR logo, a clock tower, and six wreaths with banners and dates. Recto reads a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: Union of Communist youth should be a shock group, which in every task shows its help, shows its initative, its handsel. A quote attributed to M. I. Kalinin reads: The Young Communist League has played a huge role in the civil war and helped the party to its selfless courage and heroism to completed it victoriously.

Gold tassel flag

Large red flag with gold tassels around three sides, fourth side for inserting the pole stand. Embroidered likeness of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with laurels and sickle and hammer. On verso, wreath of wheat stalks with star, globe with sickle and hammer and rising sun. Writing on both sides in gold lettering. Recto reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! Verso reads in the different languages of the USSR: Proletariat of all countries, unite! It was produced in Moscow.

Gorki Leninskie = Lenin's Hills [moving image]

The film recounts the life and work of V. I. Lenin from fall 1918 to January 1924 by taking the viewer through a tour of his residence, popularly known as Lenin's Hills. The film focuses on the scenery as it follows guided tours through the property, rooms and parks, including the main building and guest houses, their exterior and interior. The film also introduces the major events of Lenin's life in that period, and shows some of Lenin's personal possessions. Live footage of Lenin, his funeral and photographs, are incorporated into the production.

Gulin, S.

Granite block with mausoleum carving

black granite block with blue-grey veins and rounded corners. Recto is carved with a mausoleum, marked with large Russian letters that read: Lenin. Verso has Ukrainian inscription, which reads: In this stone, masons with the participation of the city of Korostyshiv constructed a mausoleum for our leader V. I. Lenin.

Graphic of Lenin in front of Soviet flag

Item consists of a poster mounted on foam core, depicting Vladimir Illyich Lenin in red and white, standing with a Russian flag flowing in background. Hook to hang poster on verso. It reads, "More and more is necessary to broaden the participation of the working people in the management of the economy..."

Head of Lenin

Sculpture moulded in plaster of Lenin's head, mounted on a wooden base with a velvet backing.

KGB t-shirt

Large white t-shirt with red writing on it, and coat of arms, laurel, sickle and hammer. On verso, wreath of laurels with star, globe with hammer and sickle and rising sun. More writing. Recto reads: KGB USSR. Verso reads in the different languages of the USSR: Proletariat of all countries, unite!

Leading power of society

Originally 12 posters, missing 3. Two smaller posters have been placed inside the front cover. Recto quote, attributed to V. I. Lenin, reads, "Party... we believe, in it we see the mind, honour and conscience of our epoch.." The author was S. V. Kolesnikov, the artist was S. B. Raev, the editors were A. N. Kozlov and L. V. Yakhnevich and the technical editor was E. G. Kochetova. It was produced in Moscow.

Lenin Five Year Plan commemorative bronze medal

Commemorative bronze medal with portrait of Vladimir Illyich Lenin and a laurel branch on recto. Emblem of Lenin's side profile above Russian text on verso. The title on the verso reads: Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Council of the USSR. The Order of Lenin was awarded on occasion of the successful completion of the Five Year Plan and the organized production of new technologies. The names of the chairperson and secretary of the presidium, the location "Moscow, Kremlin" and the date are listed at the bottom.

Kremlin

Lenin and Children

Set of seven small posters in a book format, depicting Lenin with groups of children, most in a winter/festive setting. The drawings are by Soviet artist Nikolai Zhukov. The author of the stories was Aleksandra Terent'yevicha Kononova, the author of the text was Boris Polevoy and the design was by Yu. Kopeyko. The editor was K. Nazarova, the design editor was G. Kryukova, the technical editor was N. Zhitenyova and the corrector was N. P'yankova. It was published in Moscow. Both 1986 and 1988 are listed as the dates of creation.

Lenin flags

Large red flag with white circle in centre with profile view of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's likeness. It was produced in Irkutsk.

Lenin note card with insert celebrating 60th Anniversary of October Revolution

Note card with gold border, bearing image of Lenin against background of large numbers that read "1917". Back cover and interior bear Russian text. Interior also bears Lithuanian text. Recto reads: "Our pathway of communism!" The inside text brings Great October Socialist Revolution holiday greetings. The insert, written in Lithuanian, is addressed to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Lithuania and the Construction of the City Economy Deputy Head H. Puskunigiui. It reads: "Sincere greetings to you on the occasion of the Jubilee of the Great October. We wish you new creative achievements at work, good health, a festive mood. TSO Republican Chair of the Association A. Baltusis" A. Baltusis' signature is beneath this message. The artwork on the recto was created by painter V. Ivanov in Moscow in 1977.

Lenin portraits on stands in cases

Off-white plastic frames with stands, with metallic gold front bearing the likeness of Lenin. Housed in plastic cases with transparent lids so image is visible. The frames are boxes that open. Three of four boxes have papers inside of them that include the title of the item, price and date.

Lenin profiles on stone

Triangular prism shaped stones, partly polished and partly rough, with applied copper coloured profile portraits of Lenin in their upper right hand corners. One of three has an applied printed label in Russian on verso.

Lenin's memorable places in Leningrad

One fold-out poster. On recto the view of the city and small photographs of Lenin's office in Smolny. On verso: photographs of interior of Lenin last secret apartment. Written in English, German and Russian.

Lenin: Posters, portraits, leaflets 1917-1924

Set of twelve small posters in a book format, depicting the political life of Lenin. Recto reads, "Lenin: Posters, portraits, leaflets 1917-1914 from the Lenin State Library of the USSR." The author was N. Baburina, the designer was B. Fedyushkin, the editors were I. Sazhneva and Yu. Leonov and the technical editor was T. Onosovskaya. It was produced in Moscow.

Baburina, N.

Lenin: documenty, fakty, vospominaniya = Lenin: documents, facts, recollections [moving image]

The film is constructed as a montage of documentary photographs and film clips, taken during and after V. I. Lenin's life. There is footage of the memorable places where Lenin lived and worked, as well as significant places associated with Lenin after his death, including the Mausoleum and archives of the Marxism-Leninism University. The film includes personal accounts of people close to Lenin, including Anatoly Vasilyevich Lunacharsky, Maxim Gorki, Gleb Krijanovski, sculptor Aronson, Mayakovski, John Reed, Sergey Esenin, Nadezda Krupskaya, Bertram Russell and more recollections of Lenin's colleagues. The film also briefly displays footage of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw's visit to the USSR in the 1930s. The Brest-Litovsk agreement and the Civil War situation in Russia are mentioned. The film concludes with praise of Lenin's importance to every person in the vast Soviet Union.

Kristy, L.

Lenin: stranitsy biografii = Lenin: pages of the biography [moving image]

The film contains many photographs of V. I. Lenin at different points in his life, and it has detailed information of Lenin's life and work from childhood to his last days. The first part of the film shows significant places in Lenin's childhood in Ulyanovsk, including his family home. The film also documents locations in St. Petersburg (night panorama), Kazan city, the Kremlin, Kokushkino village, burlaks on the Volga river, Samara city, and footage of ordinary farmers working the fields. Part two opens with the poor district of St. Petersburg where Lenin moved, photographs of leading workers of the St. Petersburg revolutionary movement, and the police cell where Lenin spent 14 months before transfer to the village of Shushenskoye, where he was briefly exiled from 1897-1900. The film discusses and displays original writings of Lenin, inlcuding his published books "The Development of Capitalism in Russia", "What Is to Be Done?", and "April Theses". There is also footage of the building that housed the fist Russian revolutionary newspaper Iskra(=Spark), with photos of the agents of the newspaper: Nikolai Bauman, Ivan Babushkin, Mikhail Kalinin, Elena Stasova, Dmitri Ulyanov Maxim Litvinov, Natalya Zemlyachko, Anna Ulyanova-Elizarova, Maria Ulyanova. Part three begins with the rebellion at Potemkin and shows places where Lenin lived abroad, including Geneva and Paris, followed by images of the building in Prague where the sixth All Russian Congress took place. There are also images of the building where the 1st issue of Pravda(=Truth), the leading Soviet newspaper from 1912-1991, was published. Images of Bloody Sunday are displayed, and images of events following the first World War in 1914 include Lenin's role in revolution of 1917, the arrest of Tsar Nicolas II and the destruction of royal symbols in Russia. The film mentions an assassination attempt on Lenin's life. Facts about the transition to Soviet government are introduced, addressing the very difficult conditions in a new country together with Civil War and the first World War. Film has footage of Lenin's speech from a balcony of the Mossoviet building about the necessity of military education for Soviet people. Then the film recounts of last months of Lenin's life and his death, concluding with praise for Lenin's politics, his genius and the present Soviet supremacy.

Pumpanskaya, S.

Little Octobrists flag

Small red flag with yellow stitching shows the emblem of the Little Octobrists, which is a star with a childhood image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in its centre. It was made in Moscow.

Little Octobrists small banner

Small red banners with yellow trim and cord from which to hang it. Yellow writing on banner with the red five-pointed star with the portrait of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in his childhood in its centre. Some still have their tags. Recto banner reads: For the best October (adj.) group.

Little Octobrists' Rules banner

White banner with white tassels depicting scenes of children doing lawn work, helping others, receiving medals. All children are wearing a red star. Also, appearing in the centre of the banner, is a red star with a childhood image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin. This red star is a symobl of the Little Octobrists. The Russian word appears on the banner. This banner provides the rules of the Little Octobrists: they will be pioneers; they will like school and respect their elders; only those who enjoy work will be called Little Octobrists; they are to be truthful, courageous, dexterous and skillful; and they are to read, draw, play, sing and live happily. Little Octobrist is a Soviet term that first appeared in 1923-1924, and at that time referred to children born in 1917, the year of the October revolution. Later, the term was used as the name of a youth organization for children between 7 and 9 years of age. After the age of nine, Little Octobrists would typically join the Young Pioneer organization for ages 9 to 14, after which they joined the Komsomol organization for ages 14 to 28.Little Octobrists were organized in groups by grade level that were divided into subgroups called little stars, of 5 children each. Each group was under the leadership of one Young Pioneer. Every Little Octobrist wore a ruby-coloured five-pointed star badge with the portrait of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in his childhood. The symbol of the group was the little red flag.

Marx and Lenin Agriculture flag

Large red flag with orange tassels. Gold lettering, hammer and sickle imagery, and a likeness of Karl Marx and Vladimir Illyich Lenin. Recto reads: For active participation in harvesting. Under the banner of Marxism-Leninism. Under the guidance of the Communist party. Forward to victory of Communism. From the October District Party Committee, Regional Executive Committee Agricultural Order of Lenin Komsomol District Committee Turgay region. Verso reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite!

Marx and Lenin commemorative medal

Commemorative medal, composed of a metal alloy, shows a relief portrait of Karl Marx and Vladimir Illyich Lenin with their names written above. Recto reads: Russian Socialist Federated Soviet Republic - Petersburg 1919. On verso, is a man standing with arms out, one leg forward. In one hand he holds a hammer and in the other, three sheafs of wheat. He is wearing only a cloth around his waist. Verso reads: Proletariat of all countries unite.

McLenin t-shirt

Large grey t-shirt with red square and McDonald's arches in which the face of Vladimir Illyich Lenin appears, with writing that reads McLenin's. On verso more writing in red with the sickle and hammer in a star. Verso reads: The party is over.

Metal "Little Octobrists" pins

Gold-coloured metal pins, star-shaped with a circle in the middle. The face of a young Lenin is depicted in gold in the circle. The surrounding circle is white enamel and the points of the star are red enamel. A pin clasp is attached to the back of each star. The backs of the stars feature either a bird or star/'H' symbol.

Metal "Young Pioneers" pins

Gold-coloured metal pins, depciting a star with Lenin's profile inside, topped with flames. A banner with letters crosses the star below Lenin's head. Beneath his head it reads: Always ready! Enamelled colour on the metal creates light red for the flames, dark red for the star, and white for the face. There is a metal pin clasp on the back along with a star or 'H' type mark. They were produced in Moscow.

Metal relief of Lenin in profile

Gold-coloured profile portrait of Lenin pressed in relief from a sheet of metal. The portrait has metal clips soldered to the back, as if it was made to be attached to a larger object.

Miniature relief carving of Lenin

Three transparent plastic blacks mounted on black plastic base. Each block has a relief carving in the back, depicting Lenin or a statue of Lenin, a locomotive, and a submarine. Adhesive sticker on bottom.

More light, let the party know everything...

Large poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing and one loosely rolled poster shows image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin looking stern with red background, and white writing. Hook to hang poster on verso. The title of this poster is a quote attributed to Lenin. In smaller text it reads, "For us, as never before, more light isneeded, so that the party and people know all, so that we won't have dark corners, where would again start up the mold, all of that with which we are now led a decisive struggle and are far from completion. Therefore - more light!" This quote is indicated to be from materials from the Plenum of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union dated January 1987. The poster was produced in Moscow. The editors were M. Nedkova and I. Pechkin and the artistic editor was Yu. Leonov.

Sachkov, V.

Mosaic portrait of Lenin

wooden plaque on which is mounted a mosiac made of amber, creating a profile portrait of Lenin. Hole in wood verso made for hanging the object on a wall.

New Komsomol Member Citation

Citation cards with ribbon graphic and profile drawing of Lenin. On recto, there is text congratulating the new Komsomol member and space for a photograph of member. On verso, design with Soviet crests and images at significant dates. It reads: 1928 - In commemoration of combat merit for outstanding heroism during the civil war and foreign intervention. 1931 - For the initiative taken for the shock work and socialist competition, to ensure a successful implementation of the first five-year economic development plan of the country. 1945 - For outstanding services to the country during World War II, for the great work of educating Soviet youth in the spirit of selfless devotion to the Fatherland. 1948 - For outstanding services to the country in the case of education of Soviet youth and active participation in Socialist construction, in connection with the 30th anniversary of the founding of Kosomol. 1956 - For great contribution in Socialist building, emphasizing the selfless work of boys and girls in the successful development of virgin and fallow lands. 1968 - For outstanding achievements in Socialist and Communist construction, for the fruitful work of educating the younger generation and in connection with the 50th anniversary of the founding of Kosomol. Beneath that text reads a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: Union Communist youth should be a shock group, which through any work demonstrates its help, exerts its iniative, its handsel. Beneath that reads: All-Union Lenin (adj.) Communist Union of Youth.

October Revolution 60 years commemorative medal

Commemorative medal, composed of a metal alloy, resting in a box of red velvet, no cover. Medal shows image relief of Vladimir Illyich Lenin looking towards a group of workers holding a flag, with lines radiating out from behind them. The flag reads: Leninist path. The years 1917-1977 are above Lenin's portrait. There is a train and a factory in the background. On verso is a branch of laurel and some writing, which reads: 60 years since the Great October Soviet Revolution.

Our Ilyich

Two sets of 12 posters, each set is missing poster 10 and has a duplicate of poster 9 instead. The posters illustrate the timeline of Lenin's life, with subjects including: The Ulyanov Family, Childhood and Youth, For the Happiness of the People, Leader of the Revolution, Advisor and Comrade, The Best Fried, Creator of New Light, Ilyich and Children, and Alive (Lives) Forever. It was published in Kyiv. The authors were Tamila Semenivna Zhurbyts'ka and Nina Oleksiyivna Andrusych, designer was Mykola Arkadiyovych Uspens'kyy and the editor was N. H. Shyshkina. The head editor was V. F. Hozha, the Associate editors were Ya. A. Lemeshenko and A. V. Sabadash, the design editor was M. M. Yakushchenko, the technical editor was Z. C. Onyshchuk and the correctors were E. P. Braslavs'ka and N. S.Mytsyk.

Andrusych, Nina Oleksiyivna

Our goals - the best life for the working man, glory and prosperity of the country.

One poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing, and three loosely rolled posters, show the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in red on white background. Writing in red on white background. Hook to hang poster on verso. The editor was L. Levicheva, the artistic editor was A. Pastukhov and the technical editor was E. Kurova. It was published in Moscow.

Raev, S.

Our socialist responsibilities

Item consists of four unmounted posters depicting a portrait of Lenin on left side, with a text background. The right side has been left blank for something to be written or glued on.

Perestroika, glasnost, democracy

Loosely rolled poster shows three different sections with signs for cutting. The sections contain slogans and communist embellishments. Verso: pen written numbers 68 x 015.

Photographic plaque of Lenin at his desk

Black and white photograph mounted on plaque with bevelled edges. Image depicts Lenin reading the Soviet newspaper Truth at his desk. Back of plaque has string hanger and cardboad fold-out stand. Applied printed label on verso.

Photographic portraits of Lenin on small posters

Small card posters printed with a photographic image of Lenin. There are 2 different poses, one in which Lenin faces the camera smiling, the second where Lenin is leaning an arm over the back of a chair. "V. I. Lenin" is written on both posters, beneath the photographs. They were produced in Moscow.

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