Auction 102

Lot 70:

WWII SOVIET 'UDARNIK' EARLY FIVE-YEAR PLAN AWARD

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Rare WWII Soviet ‘Udarnik’ award card given to Comrade Galkin, a worker who distinguished himself at his workplace, dated November 5, 1931, official stamp and original signatures. The award recognizes him as ‘Udarnik’ of the third year of a five-year plan. ‘Udarnik’, or ‘Shock Worker’ as Stalin translated it, is a Soviet word for an overproductive worker. The udarnik movement was launched and supported by the government to intensify the industrial development of the country. Mailing folds, 2-inch tear bottom center.

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