The group of a special purpose “Vityaz” (Hero, Knight) is famous for its traditions. Many of them arose in the years of formation of the first division of the Internal Troops Special Forces.
Exactly since then originates the tradition of awarding of the chest pin badges (decoration) to the servicemen who showed courage and valor while performing combat tasks, achieved high rates in training, successfully passed qualification tests.
The commemorative pin badge was awarded together with the Certificate of Merit to the military and civilian personnel who have served in the armed forces of the KGB, including the border troops, for not less than 10 years, as well as other citizens of the Soviet Union who to assisted in resolving the tasks entrusted to the State Security Committee.
Authentic metal pin of a Young Communist Leaguer (a member of the Lenin Komsomol) made of brass.
The method of painting is hot enamel.
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.