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Set of Matrioshkas painted with Soviet political figures

Painted wooden nesting or Matrioshkas dolls of Russian Communist leaders. Mikhail Gorbachev is the first and largest doll, inside which in succession are the leaders: Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Semyon Budyonny, Lavrentiy Beria, Sverdlov and Sailor Zeleznyak, leaders potentially of the Russian Revolution. The bottom of the Gorbachev doll has an inscription. Nine dolls in total. The Gorbachev doll has writing in Russian and English with the following messages: "Perestroika! Democracy! Glasnost! Gorbachev, the Father of the Region! USSR + USA = Love! I love Gorbi!" He is holding a set of papers entitled "New Thinking" and Gorbachev is listed as the author. The Brezhnev has Russian and English writing that reads: "Glory to the CPSU! Dear Leonid Ilyich! Party mind, honour and conscience! The party and the people are united! Russkaya Russian Vodka." The Khrushchev doll depicts him at a United Nations podium and he is holding a shoe. The writing around him reads: "Corn! Socialism! Cosmos! Accommodations!" The Stalin doll is holding a pipe and it reads: "Great VOKD! Father of the People!" The Lenin doll depicts him wearing a red ribbon and writing on the doll reads: "Peace to the People! Revolution!" The Beria doll depicts him holding a newspaper with the word "Business" on it and he's wearing a red armband with the letters TsK, which stand for Central Committee.

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

The truth of history - the source of our strength

One poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing, and two loosely rolled posters, show the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with writing in black and white with red background. Image of Lenin is pixelated resembling a newspaper. image. Hook to hang poster on verso. It reads: The truth of history - the source of our strength. There is also a quote attributed to Lenin: Our strength lies in the application of truth.
The editor was I. Pechkin, the art editor was Yu. Leonov and the technical editor was L. Kameneva. It was produced in Moscow.

Avvakumov, M.

large green postage stamp album

Green hardcover album with black cardboard pages. Cover bears a gold symbol of postage stamp with inuit and caribou. Pages have plastic strips to hold postage stamps in place. The album holds at least one hundred Soviet stamps, many bearing the image of Lenin. several loose sheets of perforated stamps are placed between some of the rear pages.

grey postage stamp album

Grey cardboard album with grey plastic cover. Cover is decorated with several children's stickers. Pages have plastic strips to hold postage stamps and FDCs in place. Each page contains approximately 6-12 postage stamps, many bearing the image of Lenin, though only the first half of the album is full. several loose stamps, two children's stickers and a package of stamps and FDCs are found inside the front cover.

envelopes with illustrations and comemorative postage stamps

various envelopes bearing illustratioins and Russian text, most including postage stamp and cancellation stamp. The cancellation stamps' designs honour congresses of the CPSU and anniversaries The envelops are not addressed. Some Ukrainian is written on an envelope in addition to Russian. It is a Ukrainian Communist Party Congress envelope.

blue stamp albums with Ukrainian and Russian language stamps

blue, cloth-bound, hard cover albums with thick cardboard pages. Cover bears image of rocket and stamp perforated edge and reads: stamps. The pages include horizontal plastic strips to hold postage stamps in place on the pages. Each page is covered with interleaving tissue. Each album contains at least fifty Soviet postage stamps, many bearing the image of Lenin. Some depict the Ukrainian SSR.

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.

Set of Matrioshkas painted with Soviet political figures

Painted wooden nesting or Matrioshkas dolls of Russian Communist leaders. Mikhail Gorbachev is the first and largest doll, inside which in succession are the leaders: Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev, Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev, Joseph Stalin, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. Five dolls in total. The bottom of each doll has an inscription: the number 15. The Gorbachev doll has "Perestroika" written next to a hammer and sickle on a red sash that Gorbachev is wearing. The Brezhnev doll is wearing army medals and decorations. The Khrushchev doll is holding an ear of corn. The Stalin doll is holding a tobacco pipe. The Lenin doll is wearing tha red bow and is holding the Soviet newspaper Truth.

Porcelain bust of Lenin

Bust of Lenin in ceramic-coated porcelain, showing full length of chest, hollow interior. Two words in Russian etched into the back of the figure: Bogolyubov Ingll.

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

Statue of Lenin, seated and holding a rolled paper

Small statue, composed of a metal alloy, shows the figure of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin seated on what appears to be a tree stump. He holds a rolled paper in his left hand. A piece of paper, probably the manufacturer's stamp, is adhered to the bottom of one of the statues. The second statue has glue residue in the same location, indicating a similar paper was adhered but removed. The cast was created in 1986. It cost 17 rubles.

L. Torich

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.

Square Kolsomolsk (VLKSM) commemorative medal

Commemorative square medal, composed of bronze metal. Relief of Vladimir Illyich Lenin from the waist up, in a suit, one hand in his pocket. Lettering in Russian behind him reads: VLKSM XIX Congress. Verso has Russian text in quotation marks: "Lenin's Testament, cause of the party faithful."

Starys, B.

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.

USSR 1922-1982 commemorative medal

Commemorative medal, composed of a metal alloy, shows the image in relief of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with lines radiating from behind him. Lenin holds his hat in hand, and looks to his side. On verso, is the relief of the Russian flag, as well as a laurel wreath with a globe with hammer and sickle in the centre of the wreath. There is writing on both sides. Recto reads: USSR 1922-1982. Verso reads: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 60 years. One is housed in a red plastic case with hinged clear lid with gold hammer and sickle and star motif and dates.

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.

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.

Ulyanov (Lenin) family commemorative medal

Commemorative bronze medal, shows a portrait of a woman and man in relief. The woman is Lenin's mother, Maria Aleksandrovna Ulyanov and the man is Ilya Nikolayevich Ulyanov. Their names are written on verso. On recto, Lenin and his siblings are depicted in portraits and their names: Anna, Aleksandr, Vladimir, Olga, Dmitriy and Maria Ulyanov.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

Soviet one ruble coins, Lenin commemoration

silver-coloured coins with the image of Lenin in profile on one side and a crest sheaves of wheat, a globe, and a hammer and sickle on the other side. The edge has star and circle markings. Recto reads: A hundred years since the day of birth of V. I. Lenin. USSR. One ruble. Verso reads the years 1870-1970.

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.

embroidered scene of Lenin and Stalin

embroidered scene on fabric which has been mounted on particle board or cardboard. Plain black fabric covers the verso. The image depicts Lenin and Stalin shaking hands at the bank of a river, while a man waits beside them in a rowboat. The date on the verso reads "1953 March." Beneath the date there is more writing and one of the words translates as "east."

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.

Red flag with yellow tassels

Large red velvet flag with yellow tassels and gold embroidered letters and portrait of Lenin on one side, and quilted crest of globe, wheat and hammer and sickle on the other. Verso reads: Under the banner of Marxism-Leninism, under the guidance of the Communist Party - forward to victory for communism!

Red Socialist competition flag with yellow tassels

Large red velvet flag with yellow tassels and gold painted letters on front and back. Images of wheat, hammer & sickle, globe and Lenin's portrait. Recto reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! The banner of the highest rates in the socialist competition. Verso reads a quote attributed to V. I. Lenin: We will come to the victory of Communist labour!

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!

Winner in Socialist Competition banner

Rectangular red crushed velvet banner with yellow tassels, shows portrait image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin surrounded by a white circle. On one banner beneath Lenin it reads: Winner in Socialist Competition. (There are no words on the other banner.)

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!

Woven rug of Lenin's profile

Woven rug of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's profile in brown, beige, black and white. Writing on verso. Pieces of white paper adhered to verso.

Tapestry of Lenin's 100th anniversary

Tapestry of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's 100th Anniversary 1870-1970 shows his profile woven into the material, with the dates below and intricate design on borders. Rich dark colours. Tapestry has hooks to hang. Writing on verso.

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.

commemorative Lenin medallion

copper coloured medallion in brown and red plastic case. The medallion recto depicts a stack of book, a profile of Lenin, and an olive branch. It reads: Marx, Engels, Lenin. Verso bears Russian inscription, which reads: For Marxist-Leninist propaganda and CPSU politics.

commemorative military medal with Lenin profile

gold-coloured medal hanging from a red and white striped ribbon with pin back. Recto bears profile of Lenin, foliage wreath, and number 40. Verso bears Russian inscription, date and star. Awarded to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the communist revolution. Verso reads: To mark the anniversary of the USSR Armed Forces 1918-1958.

commemorative military medal with Lenin and shining star

gold-coloured medal hanging from a striped ribbon with pin on back. Recto depicts full-body portrait of Lenin with arm outstretched against background of city and shining star. Verso hears image of city buildings and two crests. Both sides bear Russian inscriptions. These medals were awarded to participants of the restoration and reconstruction of Leningrad on the 250th anniversary of its founding. Verso reads: Glory to the City-Hero!

commemorative military medal with Lenin and Stalin profiles

medal of gold/bronze colour hanging on a striped ribbon with pin on back.recto bears profiles of Stalin and Lenin, with incription beneath. Verso bears Russian inscriptions and dates, as well as a small star. This medal was awarded to Soviet military forces on the 30th anniversary of the Soviet army and navy. Recto reads: XXX. Verso reads: To mark the thirtieth anniversary of the Soviet army and fleet 1918-1948.

commemorative medal with Lenin profile

medals are gold in colour and are hanging from red ribbons with pins on the back. The medals depict the profile of Lenin with dates beneath (1870-1970). These medals were awarded to Soviet workers, economists, military members and foreign communist representatives on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Lenin's birth. There is writing on the verso, along with a small hammer and sickle and star. Verso reads: For valiant labour in commemoration of 100 years since the day of V. I. Lenin's birth. One medal is housed in a plastic case with transparent lid. Recto reads: 1870-1970. Verso reads: For valorous work in commemoration of 100 years since the day of the birth of V. I. Lenin.

military medals with Stalin profile

Military medal awarded to servicemen who fought for the Soviet Union in the Great Patriotic War (WWII) against Germany. The medals are gold to copper in colour, and hang from ribbons with pins on the back. The medals themselves have a profile of Stalin recto, a small hammer and sickle and star verso, and Russian inscriptions on both sides. Recto reads: Our cause is just. We won. Gold-coloured medals' verso reads: For victory against Germany during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945. Copper-coloured medal's verso reads: For valorous work during the Great Patriotic War 1941-1945.

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 "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.

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.

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.

Soviet one kopek coin

copper coloured coin with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle on one side, and large number and foliage wreath on the opposite side. Edges are ridged. Recto reads: USSR. Verso reads: 1 kopek 1990.

Soviet five kopek coin

copper coloured coin with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle on one side, and large number and foliage wreath on the opposite side. Edges are ridged. Recto reads: USSR. Verso reads: 5 kopeks 1987.

Soviet twenty kopek coin

silver coloured coin with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle on one side, and large number and foliage wreath on the other side. Edge is ridged. Recto reads: USSR. Verso reads: 20 kopeks 1983.

Soviet two kopek coin

gold/copper coloured coin with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, and hammer and sickle on one side, and large number and foliage wreath on the other side. Recto reads: USSR. Verso reads: 2 kopeks (year).

Soviet ten kopek coins

silver coloured coins with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle on one side, large number and foliage wreath on opposite side. Russian writing on both sides. Ridges on edge. Recto reads: USSR. Verso reads: 10 kopeks (year).

Soviet fifty kopek coins

silver coloured coins with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle on one side, large number and foliage wreath on opposite side. Russian writing on both sides as well as on edge. Edge reads: Fifty kopeks. Recto reads: USSR. Verso reads: 50 kopeks (year).

Soviet one ruble coins

silver coloured coins with crest of wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle on one side, large number and foliage wreath on opposite side. Russian writing on both sides as well as on edge. Edge reads: One ruble - 1964. Recto reads:Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Verso reads:1 ruble 1964.

Soviet one ruble coin, Great Patriotic War (WWII) commemoration

silver coloured coin. One side depcits woman in flowing robe brandishing sword, on a background with star and hammer and sickle. Reverse depicts crest with wheat sheaves, globe, sun, hammer and sickle. Russian writing on both sides as well as edge. Edge reads: One ruble - 9 May 1975. Recto reads: Thirty years since the Great Patriotic War victory 1941-1945. Recto reads:USSR 1 ruble.

Soviet one ruble coin, Olympic torch design

silver coloured coin. One side depicts hand holding Olympic torch, with background of city skyline, Olympic rings and running track. Reverse side depicts crest with wheat sheaves, star, globe, sun, hammer and sickle. Russian writing on both sides as well as on edge. Edge reads: one ruble. Recto reads: XXII Olympic Games - Moscow - 1980. Verso reads: USSR 1 ruble.

Soviet one ruble coins, Olympics design

silver coloured coins with image of Olympic rings and striped symbol on one side, Soviet crest with wheat, globe, and hammer and sickle on the other side. Russian writing on both sides as well as on edge. Edge reads: one ruble. Recto reads: XXII Olympic Games - Moscow - 1980. Verso reads: USSR 1 ruble.

Soviet one ruble coin, commemorative

silver coloured coin with the image of a gesturing Lenin against a sunburst background. Reverse side shows a crest with wheat sheaves, star, sun, globe, and hammer and sickle. Russian writing on both sides and on edge. Edge reads: one ruble. Recto reads: Union of Soviet Socialist Republics 60 years. Verso reads: USSR 1 ruble.

Soviet one ruble coins, communist revolution commemoration

silver coloured coins with the image of a waving Lenin on a backdrop of a large hammer and sickle symbol and the letters USSR. Reverse side depicts crest with wheat sheaves, star, globe, and hammer and sickle. The edge of the coin is marked with dates: 1917-1967. It also reads: Glory to the Great October. Verso reads: Fifty years of Soviet Power. One ruble.

Soviet one ruble coins, WWII commemoration

silver-coloured coins with the image of a man carrying large sword and small child, stepping on a swastika. The reverse side depicts a crest featuring sheaves of wheat, star, globe, and hammer and sickle. Russian words on both sides, as well as on edge. The edge reads: One ruble - May 1965. Recto reads: USSR. One ruble. Verso reads: Victory over Fascist Germany. XX years.

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.

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: 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.

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.

Zhivoy Lenin = Lenin is Alive [moving image]

The film chronicles the life of V. I. Lenin from 1918-1921, incoporating live footage and documentary photographs of Lenin on the Khodinski (or Khodynskoe) field; around the Kremlin with V. D. Bonch-Bruevich; at the opening of K. Marx and F. Engels monument in Moscow; at the funeral of Mark Elizarov, Y. Sverdlov; pronouncing a speech at the demonstration on May 1st, 1919 and at the accompanying military parade; also pronouncing a speech from a balcony of the Mossoviet building (live audio recording of Lenin's speech); and unveiling a monument to Free Trade Work and Karl Marx. Lenin also appears among delegates of the Second Congress of Commentern, and presenting a material at the Third Congress of Commentern. At the end of the third part there is a clip of Lenin with the American economist Kristiansen.

Romm, Mikhail

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'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.

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: Pages of the Biography

Set of twenty small posters in a book format, depicting the life and work of Lenin. The editor waqs V. A. Krysov, the designer was A. S. Krivenko, the literary editor was L. A. Chernova, the design editor was A. N. Khvatov, the technical editor was T. V. Balagurova and the corrector was Ye. V. Danichenko. It was produced in Moscow.

Under the banner of October

Set of fourteen small posters in a book format, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the October revolution. On the back of the folder holding the posters, the dates 1917-1987 are written. The author-compiler was A. Murzin, the designer was V. Kononov, the editor was R. Engel' and the technical editor was L. Nikitina. It was produced in Moscow.

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.

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 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.

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.

Photographic poster of Lenin wearing cap

Small card posters printed with a photographic image of Lenin outdoors wearing the beret-like cap in which he was often seen. "V. I. Lenin" is written beneath the photographs. The posters were produced in Moscow.

Photographic poster of Lenin on Gorky Park bench

Small card posters printed with a photographic image of Lenin seated outdoors on a Gorky Park bench. Original photograph dates to 1922 and was produced in Moscow. Beneath the photograph it reads: V. I. Lenin in Gorky Park, 1922.

V. V. Lobody

Photographic poster of Lenin and sister Olga as children

Small card posters printed with a photographic image of a young Lenin and his younger sister Olga. This photograph was taken by photographer E. L. Zhakrzhevskaya in 1874. Beneath the photograph it reads: Volodya Ulyanov with sister Olga. It was produced in Moscow.

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.

WWII posters

Item is 3, 2 piece posters showing diferent scenes with soldiers and sailors. Content is the Soviet army's victory in WW II.

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