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Sputnik / Спутник (ВЛКСМ, Komsomol) badge, USSR, 1970s


БММТ Sputnik / Спутник (ВЛКСМ (the Komsomol))
Badge / pin (big one, see picture 2 for reference)
USSR, 1970s

About Sputnik

Sputnik was a Soviet youth tourist organisation founded in 1958. It organized group tours in the USSR for foreign youth and tours for Soviet youth abroad and in the Soviet Union.

In 1975, Sputnik was collaborating with more than 400 youth, student, tourist, educational, and cultural organizations in 70 countries. Between 1958 and 1974, Sputnik organized traveling of 950,000 foreign tourists in the USSR. It also organized tours for about 3 million Soviet youths within the USSR and for more than 700,000 traveling abroad. During that period, Sputnik arranged vacations for more than 550,000 persons at its own international youth camps, of which the largest are on the Black Sea coast, in the Caucasus, and on the Volga.

Sputnik conducted general and educational trips and specialized trips for members of various professions. It welcomed and made arrangements for tourist groups participating in arts festivals and other major national and international cultural or sporting events. Sputnik also organised Russian-language courses in the USSR for foreign youth.

Since June 1991, it became a closed-type joint-stock company Sputnik.

Tags: pin, lapel pin, znachki, badge, collectible, medal

Condition: C • Fine condition.

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Condition guide

Our guide for grading, unless stated otherwise in the product description, is:
A • Mint condition. This items has almost no sign of use or handling.
B • Near Mint condition. Some signs of use.
C • Fine condition.
D • Fair condition. This item displays noticeable wear but is still presentable.
E • Poor condition. The item shows noticeable wear which is distracting; but this item is unique in some way.

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