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Leniniana Collection

  • F 2008.005
  • Collection
  • 1917-2003; predominant 1980-1990

The collection consists of more than 800 items featuring the image of Vladimir Ilych Lenin, the founder of the Soviet Union. There is a variety of media, including paper, textile, bronze, alloy, gold, clay, wood, porcelain, stone as well as books,...

Flags series

Series consists of flags and banners, very similar in style, often awarded in competition and sometimes titled a flag.

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.)

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 fe...

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 s...

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 o...

Red Rostov CPSU harvesting flag with gold tassels

Large red velvet flag with gold tassels and gold embroidered lettering. Embroidered potrait of Lenin on one side and crest with wheat, sun, and hammer and sickle on the other. Recto reads: Proletariat of all countries, unite! In the centre it read...

Red Lithuanian flag with yellow tassels and cord

Red nylon flag with yellow tassels and cord on one corner. Embroidered lettering on both sides. Embroidered portrait of Lenin on one side, crest with sun, hammer and sickle, wheat, and laurel wreath on the other. Recto reads: Lithuania Lithuanian ...

Lenin flags

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

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 ham...

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 ...

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...

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 Illy...

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: ...

Young Pioneers banner

Small red banner, with yellow tassels on three sides and yellow writing, shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union. The star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in centre is the symbol for the ...

Young Pioneers flag

Small red flag with yellow stitching shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in centre and the words "Always Ready!" White tag 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.

Small triangular Young Pioneers' banner

Small triangular red banner with yellow writing and stitching, and a cord for hanging shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in the centr...

Rectangular Young Pioneers' banner

Small rectangular red banner with yellow writing and stitching with cord for hanging shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in the centre...

Triangular Young Pioneers' banner

Triangular red banner with yellow writing and stitching, and a cord for hanging shows the emblem of the Young Pioneer organization of the Soviet Union, which is a star with flames behind it and Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face in the centre. Whi...

Young pioneer banner with tassels

Rectangular red banner with gold tassels and white writing shows the emblem of the Young Pioneers. White tag still attached. The top reads: To fight for the cause of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. On a banner depicted beneath a portrait ...

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. T...

Pink pennant with white tassels

Rectangular pink banner with white stitching and tassels. Image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in black and gold, writing in gold. White tags still attached to flag. It is from the Chervonohradsky Park of Culture and Recreation named for T. H. Shevchen...

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 a...

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.

Soviet paper currency

various paper bills of Soviet currency, bearing portraits of Lenin, Russian text with supporting text in various languages of the USSR and Soviet symbols.

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, an...

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 port...

yellow notecards with Lenin's portrait

note cards with scored line in centre for easy folding. Recto is white and yellow with portrait of Lenin on right side, as well as Russian text that reads: V. I. Lenin. Verso is white with red hammer and sickle surrounded by ribbon motif in top le...

white note cards with portrait of Lenin

note cards depicting portrait of Lenin and Russian writing on recto, and hammer and sickle, foliage design at bottom right of verso. Score line in centre allows card to be folded. The artist of the portrait was S. Raev. The cards were produced in ...

green note cards with drawing of Lenin

note cards depicting a drawing of Lenin from neck up. Recto is green with Russian writing, verso is white. Beneath Lenin's portrait is his name: V. I. Lenin. Scored line in centre allows the card to be folded. The artist of the portrait was N...

note card with red graphic portrait of Lenin

note card depicting red graphic portrait of Lenin and Russian text on recto. Verso is white with hammer and sickle surrounded in red ribbon in top right corner. Beneath the portrait, Russian text reads: V. I. Lenin. The artist of the portrait was ...

note cards with red drawing of Lenin

note cards depicting Lenin's face in red pencil, and Russian text on recto. Verso is blank. Score line in centre allows card to be folded. Beneath the portrait, text reads: Glory to the Great October! The artist of the portrait was A. Zhilis....

note cards with drawing and signature of Lenin

note cards with charcoal type portrait of Lenin, with signature underneath. Recto is red on right hand side around portrait, and contains Russian text. Verso is blank. Score line in centre allows card to be folded. The artist of the portrait was V...

note cards with photo reproduction of Lenin

note cards with a photo reproduction of Lenin from the waist up against a grey background on the right side of the recto. Verso is blank. Scored line in centre allows the card to be folded. The text beneath the portrait reads: V. I. Lenin. The pho...

note cards with painting of Lenin by the sea

note cards with a reproduction of a painting of Lenin by a body of water. Shown against grey background on right side of recto. Blank verso. Scored line to allow card to be folded. The text beneath the portrait reads: V. I. Lenin. The artist of th...

red note cards with portrait of Lenin and newspapers

note cards with red recto and white verso with foliage and hammer and sickle decorations. Recto depicts Lenin with the year 1917 and newspaper articles behind him. Scored line allows card to be folded. The writing on the newspaper is in Old Russia...

postcards with portrait of Lenin in autumn

postcards bearing a reproduction of a painting of Lenin, who is shown standing by a lake in autumn. The rest of the recto is grey and also reads "1917". Recto is white and bears some small Russian text.

Semenov, B.

various postcards with Lenin's image

Postcards bearing various images of Lenin on the recto, accompanied sometimes by Russian text. Blank verso except for some small Russian text. One card depicts Lenin as a child and reads: Volodya Ulyanov four years old. Another depicts him as an a...

folder of Lenin photographic postcards

package of postcards bearing photographic reproductions of scenes from Lenin's leadership. Each has crest with hammer and sickle and small Russian and English text on verso. All photographs are from 1919 and 1920.

Khramtsova, G.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Posters series

Series is made up of large and small posters, all featuring rallying slogans for the Soviet Party, with such slogans as We Must Try to Raise the Party is Authority Higher, Higher and Higher,The Party Intellect, Glory and Conscience of Our Epoch, L...

Soviet army might poster

Object is a poster, 1 with foam core backing, 2 unmounted. Image depricts a drawing of Vladimir Illyich Lenin with red text, surround by armies of men, and soldiers saluting. Coloured in brown and red. Hook to hang poster on verso. It reads, "...

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 particip...

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 quo...

Sachkov, V.

Soviet power is the way to socialism

Large poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing shows image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin looking stern with fist raised, on red background with white highlights and writing. Hook to hang poster on verso. It reads, "Soviet power is ...

Poltorak, Yu.

V. I. Lenin proclaims Soviet power

One poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing, and three loosely rolled posters, show the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin standing above a crowd with arm outstretched toward the people, like he is presiding over a rally. Soldiers and...

Serov, V. A.

V. I. Lenin in Smolny

One poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing, and three loosely rolled posters, show the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin sitting in an armchair covered in a white sheet, writting in a notebook on his lap. On the table in front of hi...

Brodsky, I. I.

Poster of Lenin and his signature

One poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing, and three loosely rolled posters, show the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin in grey and white, almost like a black and white photograph of Lenin. His signature appears below his face. Hoo...

Ataeva, T. M.

V. I. Lenin on a podium

One poster enveloped in plastic wrap with foam core backing, and three loosely rolled posters, show the image of Vladimir Illyich Lenin standing above a crowd and speaking to them, his hand at his chest. Below him are red Soviet flags and behind h...

Gerasimov, A. M.

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...

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: Certific...

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: C...

Vladimir Ilyich Lenin: Life and work

Set of twelve small posters in a book format, depicting the life and work of Vladimir Illyich Lenin. Each poster represents a different section with images and text. Sections are: childhood and youth and the beginning of Revolutionary movement; le...

Portrait of Lenin

Ten loosely rolled posters with the same photographic portrait of Lenin. Two posters have been removed to Box LN22 because of their small size. Beneath Lenin's portrait reads: V. I. Lenin. The photographer was P. A. Otsupa. It was produced in...

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.

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...

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: 19...

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! Cert...

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,...

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.

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...

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...

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 pr...

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 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 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 ...

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 au...

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 w...

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. F...

Baburina, N.

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