Price: 0.25 euro
Shown on the label is the Yekaterinburg University. The label is from late 50’s/early 60’s.
Yekaterinburg is the fourth largest city in Russia and the administrative centre of Sverdlovsk Oblast.
Price: 1.50 euro
This pin is about Oblast Sverdlovsk.
A Oblast is a region within Russia with some form of selfcontrol. There are 46 Oblasts in Russia Sverdlovsk being one of them.
Rich in natural resources, the oblast is especially famous for metals (iron, copper, gold, platinum), minerals (asbestos, gemstones, talcum), marble and coal. It is mostly here that the bulk of Russian industry was concentrated in the 18th and 19th centuries.
See also Pin Soviet Russia 021 on this site.