Medal issued in 1970, the 100th. birthyear of Lenin (1870). The medal was made for the VEB Leuna Werke. Leuna is a district but Leuna is best known for the Leuna-Werke, a huge complex of chemical industry with an area of over 20 km². In 1970 Walter Ulbricht was the first secretary of the ruling Socialist Unity Party (SED) and head of state until he died in 1973. The text on the medal reads:”For Excellent Performance In Lenin Year”.