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Award Pennant "For Outstanding Achievements in Labor on the Day of Lenin Communist Subbotnik", circa 1970s-80s.

In artificial silk with printed artwork and inscription, 10" tall (not including the tassel at the bottom and string to hang on the wall), 7" across. Very nice and colorful. Issued by the Communist Party Committee and Executive Committee of the District Soviet of the Pridenprovskiy District in Soviet Ukraine as an award to a worker or team of workers for "volunteer" work on Saturday - which is subbota in Russian - without pay. (A Lenin initiative, Subbotniks were conceived as a path to true communism, but eventually became a compulsory chore and ultimately led nowhere)

In artificial silk with printed artwork and inscription, 10" tall (not including the tassel at the bottom and string to hang on the wall), 7" across. Very nice and colorful. Issued by the Communist Party Committee and Executive Committee of the District Soviet of the Pridenprovskiy District in Soviet Ukraine as an award to a worker or team of workers for "volunteer" work on Saturday - which is subbota in Russian - without pay. (A Lenin initiative, Subbotniks were conceived as a path to true communism, but eventually became a compulsory chore and ultimately led nowhere). In excellent condition, free of stains or significant wear.

The exact location of the district is a bit of a mystery: there used to be a district by that name in the city Dnepropetrovsk (by now renamed Dnipro), but there was also one in the city of Cherkassy. In all likelihood, the pennant is from Dnepropetrovsk judging by the fact the artwork is heavy on metallurgical structures and shows a space rocket: both were Dnepropetrovsk's trademark industries while none of it would be found in Cherkassy.

Please note, pen in our photo is for size reference.
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