1980s Soviet metal pin of Sovetskoye Shampanskoye (Сове́тское шампа́нское), a generic brand of sparkling wine produced in the Soviet Union and successor states. It was produced for many years as a state-run initiative.
The idea to create a communist champagne industry came directly from Joseph Stalin, who hailed from the Republic of Georgia, home to the world’s oldest winemaking culture. He proclaimed that champagne was “an important sign of well-being, of the good life” that socialism would make available to all.
- A 1952 poster advertising Soviet champagne
- Workers in the USSR pick Champagne grapes destined for the bottle
- An elegant arrangement of Soviet champagne in Kazakhstan
1.4 x 2.2 cm
items may come with minor flaws due to pre-loved wear. we are advocates of buying used and hope you can appreciate this unique piece and its character. items are pre-cleaned if needed and any major flaws will try to be noted.