Leningrad Merchant Marine Academy (LMU), graduate badge, circa 1960s-70s .
Brass, enamels; 45.6 x 25.1 mm. The obverse is excellent, with only minimal wear to enamel and details, no chips, flaking or significant scratches. The screw post and screw plate have been replaced.
The LMU (Russian abbreviation "ЛМУ") was one of the top merchant fleet schools in the Soviet Union; unlike most other schools with the designation "uchilische", it had the status of highest education establishment, e.g. a university or an engineering institute.