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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.

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

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Plastic "Little Octobrists" pins

Red transluscent plastic pins, star-shaped with a circle in the middle. The face of a young Lenin is depicted in the circle in the form of a print on paper, with plastic covering and metal framing ring. There is a metal pin clasp attached to the back. The back of the plastic is marked with a star/'H' symbol.

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.

Portrait of Lenin on Porcelain

Hand painted profile of Lenin on oval porcelain with gold boarder. A sign or possible an artist's stemp on the base, which includes the letter "B."

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 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 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 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 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

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 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.

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 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.

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 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 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).

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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 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.

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 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 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.

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."

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.

mounted print of Lenin

printed reproduction of a painting of Lenin, shown in jacket and tie from the chest up. The print is mounted on particle board and covered in a transparent plastic layer. Verso has cord for hanging the picture on the wall, as well as an applied label.

plaque with Lenin profile

wooden plaque with metal folding stand. Wood is topped with layers of red plastic and metal, with a silver coloured relief portrait of Lenin. Covered with a clear plastic lid.