was a way of life in the USSR
, and thus a medal was created to honor (?) those who did a good job as spin doctor
s. 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!