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Leniniana Collection

  • F 2008.005
  • Coleção
  • 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, posters, postcards, and 35mm black and white film. The collection was assembled between 1989 and 2003 in Moscow, Leningrad, Kiev, Vilnius and Kaliningrad. The items in the collection have been arranged in the following series: Documentary Films, Posters, Postcards, Books and Periodicals, Records, Pins, Bookplates, Paintings, Rugs and Embroidery, Postage Stamps, Notes, Coins and Commemorative Medals, Sculptures, Reliefs, Flags.

Notes, Coins and Commemorative Medals series

Series consists of paper and metal currency, and medals. One of the notes belongs to the 1924 redenomination of the Soviet ruble, the rest are from the 1961 redenomination.

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.

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. Andreev. The card was produced in Moscow.

yellow notecards with Lenin's portrait and signature

light yellow postcards with hinge on the left side. Cover bears image of Lenin and his signature. Interior is white. Back cover bears Russian text. The artwork was by painter H. Zhukov and the design was by V. Alekseeva in Moscow.

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, "From the workers' detachments, revolutionary detachments, the first Red Guard regiments growing might of our army. 23 February, 1918."

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 the way to socialism, found in masses of workers and therefore - faithful and therefore - invincible." Lenin is holding the Soviet newspaper Pravda in his hand. The editor was A. Gromov, the artistic editor was A. Pastukhov and the technical editor was T. Onosovskaya.

Poltorak, Yu.

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 Moscow.

Various posters of Lenin using stylized or graphic representations

Eleven unmounted posters depicting stylized or graphic representations of Lenin's portrait. Some have communist slogans. One poster is quite small, with the slogan "Only the Soviet System is Really Able to Bestow Equality Upon the Nation". This poster has been removed to Box LN21.

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.

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'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.

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.

red and white stamp folder

Red and white cardboard folder, the cover of which bears the image of Lenin and a stamp-shaped title area. Inside, the spine is reinforced with fabric, and the inside of the covers have plastic strips to hold postage stamps in place. The folder contains 15 Soviet postage stamps, mainly depicting Lenin in their imagery. Some stamps are Madagascan, Afghan, Soviet, Kampuchean and Ethiopian.

V. Mayakovsky: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin LP record

33 rpm LP record in paper and exterior cardboard sleeves. Cover depicts woodcut of Lenin as well as titles text. Back is red and white and contains significant Russian text. Mikhail Astangov reads V. Mayakovsky's commemorative poem about Lenin. It was recorded in 1962 and copyrighted in 1976. It cost 2 rubles and 50 kopeks.

USSR Ministry of Culture

Meeting with Lenin

Double 33 rpm record album in plastic and external fold-out sleeve. Cover depicts sketch of Lenin and title. Centerfold is red and white with extensive Russian text, as well as photo and second sketch of Lenin. The title reads: Reading the Biographical Chronicle. Back is white with more Russian text. The recording is described as a documentational composition of chronicles of Lenin's biography. It cost 40 kopecks.

USSR Ministry of Culture

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

Head of Lenin

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

Flags series

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

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.

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 left hand corner. The artist of the portrait was I. Kosmin. The cards were produced in Moscow.

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 K. Pyuss. The card was produced in Moscow.

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. Sachkov. The cards were produced in Moscow.

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 the portrait was M. Devyatov. The cards were produced in Moscow.

postcards with postal stamps honouring Lenin's 177th birthday

postcards with reproductions of paintings and the stamp made from that image. The images are scenes involving Lenin. The stamps are cancelled with an ink stamp. The ink stamp honours 177 years siince the birth of Lenin (22/04/1987) and indicates that the postcard was sent first class from Moscow. Verso is white and bears some Russian text.

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.

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.

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.

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 common people - mostly all men - look up at him and raise their arms and guns in the air. They are inside a great white room with pillars and chandeliers: The State Tretyakov Gallery. Fine art reproduction of a painting. Hook to hang poster on verso of plastic enveloped poster. It is entitled: Lenin Proclaims Soviet Power. The editor was V. Kuznetsova and the technical editor was S. Furtseva. It was produced in Moscow.

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 him is an opened newspaper. Fine art reproduction of a painting. Hook to hang poster on verso of the plastic enveloped poster. At the bottom left of the picture it reads: State Tretyakov Gallery. The poster's publishing house was named Pravda. It was published in Moscow.

Brodsky, I. I.

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.

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; leader of the Revolutionary workers; the founder of the Marxist party; in times of the First Revolution in Russia; in times of resistance and the new revolutionary rising; allegiance to the Internationalism of Proletariat; fighting for the Soviet rule; the leader of October; the founder of the First Socialist State in the world; leading the Guard (defense) of the Socialist fatherland; inspirer and organizer of the Socialist development; more Socialism, more Leninism.
The author-compiler was T. V. Panchenko, the designer was E. E. Ter-Arakelyan, the Head of the Editorial Board was O. V. Kuzishchin, the editor was O. P. Ilyushina, the Associate Editor was S. G. Dmitriev, the design editor was T. N. Milovidova, the technical editor was Ye. G. Kurova and the corrector was R. A. Skrul'. 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.

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.

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.

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 font is raised. The artist was A. B. Molokova and it was produced in Moscow.

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.

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.

Postage Stamps series

Series consists of several collections of postage stamps, usually held in albums or envelopes with stamps printed on them.

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.

The History of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Double 33 rpm record album in plastic and external fold-out sleeve. Cover has large red letters that stand for Communist Party of the Soviet Union and a depiction of the USSR constitution document. Centerfold contains numerous historical photograph reproductions with captions. Back has track listings. The years 1971-1980 are included in this 15th edition. It was recorded in 1982 and copyrighted in 1983. It cost 60 kopeks.

USSR Ministry of Culture

Profile portrait of Lenin

Metal alloy sculpture in low-relief of side profile of Vladimir Illyich Lenin's face. Hollow on verso, with a screw for hanging. Small sticker adhered on verso at the top, with inscription.

Bust of Lenin

Bust of Lenin in ceramic, showing full length of chest, hollow interior.

Ephemera series

Series consists of sculptures and reliefs of Lenin, as well as a piece of marble from Lenin's mausoleum. Media include metal, wood, bronze, plaster, stone, plastic, glass, porcelain, and clay.

Lenin or Soviet themed bookplates

Various paper bookplates, printed with black ink using a woodblock process. They bear imagery of Lenin or Soviet symbolism and sometimes Russian text.

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.

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!

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.)

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 Moscow.

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 photograph was taken by P. Zhukova and the card was designed by V. Alekseeva. The cards were produced in Moscow.

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 Russian. The artist of the portrait was A. Burlov. The cards were produced in Moscow.

postcards depicting bust of Lenin

postcards with grey and red recto bearing image of bust of Lenin and his signature. Verso is white and bears some Russian text. The artist was V. Demidanov.

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.

[Wooden egg with political portrait]

Wooden egg shape sculpture, hand painted with face of what may be Mikhail Gorbachev. He wears glasses, holds a microphone up to his mouth, and an earphone up to his ear. Portrait is in black and white, while the egg is painted in red-brown.

Wooden egg with painting of Gorbachev

Wooden egg shape sculpture, hand painted with head and shoulders of Mikhail Gorbachev. sickle, hammer and star from flag appear in gold around him, with clock tower in background and more gold writing. The egg is painted red, and does not stand flat but falls over on its side. The writing behind Gorbachev reads: CPSU. Verso writing reads: Glasnost - Perestroika. There is also a raised signature.

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.

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, Listening to You Comrade. Most are illustrated with the face of Vladimir Illych Lenin. There is also a selection of citations issued by the Soviet Party and presented to individuals in honour of their work or military performance.

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. Hook to hang poster on verso of plastic enveloped poster. It was produced in Moscow.

Ataeva, T. M.

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.

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.

Posters of Lenin leaning over one arm

Item is 5 umounted posters with a black and white photograph portrait of Lenin. Three posters also have a red border and a slogan in left top corner of the poster.

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.

Images of Lenin reading

Eight loosely rolled posters depicting Lenin reading a book at a desk. Two different interpretations.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Audio Discs

Series consists of audio recordings. The content of the recordings varies, from the National Hymn of the Union of Soviet Socialistic Republic International performed by the choir and orchestra of the Bolshoi Theatre, to the poem "Portrait of V.I.Lenin" by V. Mayakovski, narrated by Mikhail Astangov, to "Children's Favourite Songs" by various authors and singers.

Favourite Songs of Toddlers

33 rpm record, smaller in diameter than an LP, in a plastic sleeve and cardboard cover. Cover depicts drawings of children and birds in outdoor setting. One side has 7 songs; the other has 6. Biographical information about each of the songs' composers is on the back cover. It cost 90 kopecks.

USSR Ministry of Culture

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.

Profile portrait of Lenin

Rectangular glass with impression on one side depicting the face of Lenin in profile. A reproduction of his signature is molded into the glass below the portrait.

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"

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.

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.

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. The cards were produced in Moscow.

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 adolescent and reads: Volodya Ulyanov - gymnasium (meaning high school) pupil. A postcard celebrates the holiday of Great October. A postcard reads: Forward with Communism!

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.

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.

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..."

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.

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