Here's a curious badge that I found somewhere years ago, but didn't know whom to ask.
Could someone please identify it? I learnt the Cyrillic script and tried googling it, but couldn't find anything.
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The text reads АРХАНГЕЛЬСК ПАМЯТНИК ПЕТРУ I.
which translates as "Archangelsk – Monument to Peter I."
(kudos for translation refinement to @Neith)
A similar medal is on ebay as:
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Commemorative Soviet medal “Arkhangelsk 1584 ”/ Peter the Great
The same iconic picture fo Peter is used here:
and it's based on this statue in the city at Severnoy Dviny Embankment | Voskresenskaya St., Arkhangelsk, Russia
On an unreferenceable hunch I thought that the style would point to Soviet times. This pre-1991 date seems to be more probable if we look at the backside. As @Rompey draw attention in comments
on the back face of the badge is its price--10 copecks. You could buy ten boxes of matches for it or take two bus-rides in the Soviet Union.
As the price for this badge is listed in the metal, that is at the time of manufacturing not likely to change anytime soon, and that being a somewhat widespread practice in socialist countries, it seems ever more likely that another comment presents a more focussed date:
Most likely, this was manufactured in 1984, on the 400th anniversary of Archangelsk. Similar badges were made on other similar anniversaries.
(Better dating still possible. If you know something, write something ;)