Propaganda was a way of life in the USSR, and thus a medal was created to honor (?) those who did a good job as spin doctors. Awarded by the MVD (Soviet Ministry of the Interior...the State Security guys).

Consisted of a gold disk hanging from a gold and red bar, the disk had the Crest of the USSR emblazoned on it and an open book reading MVD - CCCP. I've managed to find them for sale in the Sovietski Collection for $14...give 'em to your favorite gossip columnist!

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