Badge of the Leningrad Committee for Defending Peace, circa 1960s.
German silver, enamel. 28 x 21 mm. Shows the monument to the victims of the German blockade of Leningrad. Reverse shows hallmark "9 LYu" of a Jewelry Workshop in Leningrad. In excellent condition.
The badge is apparently a commemorative award to an activist of the peace movement. It is a vivid example of Soviet's cynical exploitation of the WW2 suffering of the Russian people. "Defending Peace" invariably meant fomenting and subsidizing protests aiming at unilateral disarmament of the West.