Very interesting 5 pointed star badge pin worn by children of the Soviet Union. The pin features Vladimir Lenin as a child.
Little Octobrists is a Soviet term that first appeared in 1923�"1924, and at that time referred to children born in 1917, the year of the October revolution. Later, the term was used as the name of a youth organization for children between 7 and 9 years of age. After the age of nine, in the 3rd grade, Little Octobrists would typically join the Young Pioneer organization.
Little Octobrists were organized in groups each representing one school grade level. The group was divided into subgroups called little stars of five children each. Each group of Little Octobrists was under the leadership of one Young Pioneer from the Young Pioneer detachment. Every Little Octobrist wore a ruby-colored five-pointed star badge with the portrait of Vladimir Lenin in his childhood. The symbol of the group was the little red flag.
The pin measures about one inchand the star points are in red enamel. There is writing on the back, probably stating who the maker was, but it's in Russian so I have no idea what it says.
Unfortunately I cannot find info on an age for the pin. I obtained it at an estate sale so there was no one to ask.
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