Pin made in the Soviet Union. The image of the pin is a statue of A.S. Pushkin wich stands in St. Petersburg, formaly known as Leningrad.
Alexander Pushkin was a poet who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian Literature. He lived from 1799 until is death in 1837. He died in a duel. Along with other famous Russian writers he belonged to the golden age of Russian literature in the 19th. century.