USSR, civic and labor awards
    The socialist ideology honored civic participation and labor effort.  Since both types of activities created general benefit outstanding activity was felt to be worthy of recognition.  Here we have primitive and jocular events like "personal assistant's day" (at my wife's place of employment they actually have "supervisor appreciation day").  Over there and back then some people would display these awards with pride.

RUSC1) RUSSIA, USSR, Winner of Socialist Competition badge, 1973, with satin workplace banner, XF $21.00
Picture is a composite.  Click for enlargement. sold 12/5/2007
    The Socialist Competition was a creature of the 1970s-80s.  Awards were given essentially for efficiency and unpaid overtime.  I have a number of badges, banners, and certificates.  Write for current stock and prices.

Bob Reis
POB 26303
Raleigh NC 27611USA
phone: (919) 787-0881
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