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    "Electrification of the Country", table medal by M Manizer, 1962.

    "Electrification of the Country", table medal by M Manizer, 1962.

    Bronze, diameter 70 mm. Obverse shows Lenin speaking from the podium with fur cap in his hand, and writing "Lenin 1920". On the reverse is electrical pole with a hummer and sickle emblem and abbreviation "GOELRO" (State Plan for Electrification of Russia, introduced by Lenin in 1920). Along the edge is Lenin's famous phrase "Communism is the power of the Soviets plus electrification of the entire country". The phrase later spawned politically incorrect jokes such as "Electrification of the country is Communism less the power of Soviets". Edition of 1,940.

    Excellent condition. The medal was lightly polished many years ago and the highlights are still modestly brighter than the background; as frequently happens when table medals are polished without being carefully cleaned afterward, there are microscopic accumulations of old polish around the lettering and elsewhere - easily removable. Fortunately, the medal appears to have been polished only once and there is no noticeable loss to the detail of the artwork. One tiny edge knock on the obverse at eight o'clock, not detractive.

    Obverse shows Lenin speaking from the podium with fur cap in his hand, and writing "Lenin 1920". On the reverse is electrical pole with a hammer and sickle emblem and abbreviation "GOELRO" (State Plan for Electrification of Russia, introduced by Lenin in 1920). Along the edge is Lenin's famous phrase "Communism is the power of the Soviets plus electrification of the entire country". The phrase later spawned politically incorrect jokes such as "Electrification of the country is Communism less the power of Soviets".

    /See "Commemorative [Table] Medal of the Soviet Period, 1919 - 1991", fig. 266/.


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