The pin represents the Red Banner flowing on the flagstaff. On the Banner there are a relief profile of Lenin and the abbreviation “VLKSM”, which stands for the “All-Union Lenin Young Communist League”.
The Red Banner is one of the main symbols of the revolutionary struggle.
Vladimir Lenin was the leader of the world’s proletariat, the ideologist of the USSR Communist Party.
The method of fastening is a screw with a flat nut. This modification was designed for the USSR Armed Forces to be fastened on the soldier’s uniform.
The pin was made in the USSR in the 1980s.
It is currently available as a modern replica. But the distinctive features of the rarity original pin are the manufacturer’s unique mark on the back, the higher quality, and the more valuable metal used in its production.
The All-Union Lenin Young Communist League (or the Komsomol), was the youth division of the USSR Communist Party. In its earliest form, the League was founded in Russian urban cores on October 29, 1918. Thus it was called the Russian Young Communist League. With the unification of the USSR in 1922, it was renamed into the All-Union Young Communist League, and became the youth division of the All-Union Communist Party.
Its ideological basis was Marxism-Leninism.
Its motto was: “I will never leave the Komsomol, I will be for ever young!”
In 1977 there were over 36 million members in the League. It consisted of Soviet citizens of 14-28 y.o.
For the feats of arms performed during the Civil War and World War II, and for the successes in socialist construction, the All-Union Lenin Young Communist League was awarded with six Orders in 1928-1968.
The League was disbanded in 1991.