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Medal, Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin", USSR (CCCP), 1970

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1970’s vintage 
The medal was made of brass and has the shape of a regular circle with a diameter of 32 mm.
The obverse of the medal shows the idealized head of Lenin with the dates “1870-1970". On the reverse it reads "For Military Bravery", below the hammer and sickle and the words "The 100th Birthday of VI Lenin" (В ОЗНАМЕНОВАНИЕ 100- ЛЕТИЯ СО ДНЯ РОЖДЕНИЯ В. И. ЛЕНИНА). The medal is worn on a 29 mm wide and 25 mm long red ribbon with four yellow stripes. The ribbon is fitted with two brass buckles. The medal hangs from the lower buckle.

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The Jubilee Medal "In Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Birth of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin"(Юбилейная медаль В ознаменование 100-летия со дня рождения Владимира Ильича Ленина) was a state commemorative medal of the Soviet Union established by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet on November 5, 1969 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Lenin. Its statute was amended on July 18, 1980 by decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet. It was awarded to eminent members of Soviet society, the military leadership and foreign members of the international communist and labour movements.

Some of the recipients of this medal were: Test pilot Vladimir Ilyushin, Cosmonaut Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev, First President of the Russian Federation Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, Sniper captain Vasily Zaytsev, Politician and revolutionary Raúl Castro (Cuba), Politician and Minister of State Security Erich Mielke (East Germany), Politician and Party First Secretary Walter Ulbricht (East Germany).

Condition: B • Near Mint condition.

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