The Significance of Soviet Lenin Pins: A Symbol of Political Propaganda

Soviet pins featuring Vladimir Lenin were a popular form of political propaganda during the Soviet era. These small, metal lapel pins depicted an image of Lenin and were seen as a symbol of support for the Communist Party and its leader. The production and distribution of these pins was tightly controlled by the Soviet government, and they were often given as gifts or awarded for good behavior. Wearing a Lenin pin was considered a sign of loyalty to the Communist regime, and it was an expression of political solidarity.

Soviet Union Enamel Pins Vladimir Lenin Pioneer Badges Real Insignias from USSR

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Original badges, pins from the Soviet Union (USSR). Please choose the right badge for your collection. These badges are related to Vladimir Lenin. Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, the founder of the first socialist state. The great leader of the revolution is famous everywhere, so his portrait is imprinted on a large number of souvenir paraphernalia, coins, and banknotes, including badges. Many items of patristics are devoted specifically to Lenin, and there is nothing strange in this. You can see the portrait of Vladimir Ilyich on the badges of Lenin, on numerous medals and orders, pennants and posters. The signs of Lenin are collected by many Phaleristics, keen on the history of their country, as they ideally reflect the era of the Soviet Union and the spirit of those times.

"For Success In The Competition"

The badge "For success in the competition" Pioneers to the Motherland was established by a resolution of the Bureau of the Central Committee of the Komsomol, the USSR State Gosnab, the Board of the Ministry of Education of the USSR and the Board of the Central Union of August 13, 1974.

All-Union competitions of pioneer and Komsomol organizations of schools for the collection and handling to the state of paper raw materials (waste paper) and recycled polymeric materials under the motto "Million - to the Motherland!" Began on September 1, 1974.

The sufferers managed to collect a million tons of waste paper in six years, the competition ended on September 1, 1980, in total, 1 million 150 thousand tons of newspapers, magazines, and sometimes antique books were collected, stolen and handed over. Years of presentation of the sign: 1974 – 1980.

 "October In The Country Of October"

The All-Union March of Pioneer Units started at the pioneers in the USSR, and the October game was about the journey “October in the Country of October”, which lasted almost until the perestroika period. The winners of the game at the annual stages received the badges "October - on the camp of October." Even a song was composed dedicated to this project, “They Are Walking October in the Country of October,” music by S. Sosin, lyrics by Sadovsky, 1980.

 "Shock Worker Of Communist Labour"

The Shock worker of Communist Labour (Russian: Ударник коммунистического труда, tr. Udarnik kommunisticheskogo truda) was an official title of honor awarded in the Soviet Union to those who displayed exemplary performance in labor discipline (udarniks). It was awarded a badge and certificate, as well as a cash prize. The aims of the movement were as follows:

  1. Fight for the new man
  2. Education on the communist attitude toward work
  3. Education on collectivist principles
  4. Increase in professional skills
  5. Combining work and study
  6. Strengthening of labor discipline
  7. Overcoming and improving poor working conditions
  8. Acquisition of related professions
  9. Improvement of product quality
  10. Development of modern technology
  11. Overcoming small proprietors, religion, and other remnants of the capitalist past
  12. Improvement in morale and behavior
  13. Increased social activity among team members

 "Active Work With Pioneers"

Badge of the Central Council of the All-Union Pioneer Organization named VI Lenin "For active work" is awarded to the pioneers of combining a successful study with active participation in community service. Award badge is made on behalf of the Central Council of the All-Union Pioneer Organization named after Lenin District Office, Municipal, District Committee of the Young Communist League on the basis of presentation tips pioneering organizations and teams on the results of the summer - to 2 October the work in the academic year - to 19 May each year. Icon "For active work" is awarded with the appropriate certificate of secretaries of district commissions, city committees, district committees and members of the Komsomol District Office, city and district councils pioneer organization.

 “Always Ready!

Pioneer Instructor badge. It was handed along with the certificate to a pioneer who had mastered any pioneering specialty following the results of training on the basis of the squad, in the Pioneer House or in the Pioneer Asset Camp.

 "Little Octobrist badge"

Every soviet kid dreamed of becoming the owner of a bright red and gold October star. The day when first-graders pinned this badge to a school uniform lapel or apron was remembered for a long time, and to someone for life. This was the first step in “embedding” the small citizen of the soviet country in the ideology of the communist party.

 "Senior Pioneer Squad"

Senior Pioneer Badge of the USSR. Introduced for pioneers of 13 years of age as a stepping stone to joining the Komsomol. Not individually awarded. It was handed over to the pioneers of the "Squad of Senior Pioneers". Introduced in 1982.

 “Komsomol Operational Unit of Druzhnniki”

The abbreviation OKOD stands for the Komsomol Operational Unit of Druzhnniki (police support). These were particularly active during the Andropov and Chernenko years, when Soviet authorities tried to tighten the nuts against all kinds of miscreants, from jaywalkers to "speculators".

 “Komsomol Membership Badge”

The All-Union Leninist Young Communist League (Russian: Всесою́зный ле́нинский коммунисти́ческий сою́з молодёжи (ВЛКСМ), usually known as Komsomol: Комсомо́л, a syllabic abbreviation of the Russian Коммунистический Союз Молодёжи (Kommunisticheskiy Soyuz Molodyozhi), was a political youth organization in the Soviet Union. It is sometimes described as the youth division of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), although it was officially independent and referred to as "the helper and the reserve of the CPSU".

The Komsomol in its earliest form was established in urban areas in 1918. During the early years, it was a Russian organization, known as the Russian Young Communist League, or RKSM. During 1922, with the unification of the USSR, it was reformed into an all-union agency, the youth division of the All-Union Communist Party.

It was the final stage of three youth organizations with members up to age 28, graduated at 14 from the Young Pioneers, and at nine from the Little Octobrists.

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