The title Hero of the Soviet Union was the highest distinction in the Soviet Union, awarded together with the Order of Lenin personally or collectively for heroic feats in service to the Soviet state and society. Recipients were recognized with a unique brand of fame only possible in the Soviet state. Heroes covered the areas of military, political and cultural experience and they were entitled to privileges of access within the Soviet state. Yevgeny Ivanovich Kamzolkin (1885 –1957) was a Russian and Soviet artist-decorator, photographer, and creator of the hammer and sickle symbol later used in the State emblem of the Soviet Union. Between 1904 and 1912 he studied at the Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1907, he exhibited work at the International Photography Exhibition in Turin. In 1917, Vladimir Lenin held a competition to create a Soviet emblem in time for May Day decorations in 1918. Kamzolkin was the winner of the contest. The winning design was a hammer and sickle on top of a globe in rays of the sun, surrounded by a wreath of grain and under a five-pointed star, with the inscription "proletarians of the world, unite!". On 6 July 1923, the 2nd session of the Central Executive Committee adopted this design as the official Soviet state emblem. The hammer and the sickle became widely used by communist parties all over the world and is arguably one of the most widely recognized emblems of the 20th century.
MOVEMENT: Slava Mechanical Automatic 3 Hands with Date
CASE: Stainless Steel
DIAL DETAILS: Applied Index
BAND: Genuine Leather Strap
CASE SIZE: 43mm
CASE THICKNESS: 13mm
STRAP WIDTH: 20mm
LENS: Mineral Lens
WATER RESISTANCE: 5 ATM
WARRANTY: 2 Years International
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