Price: 0.25 euro
Matchbox label from the Soviet Union made late 50’s, early 60’s.
Shown is the “Worker and Kolkhoz Woman”.
The monument is 24.5 metres (78 feet) high, made from stainless steel by Vera Mukhina for the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris, and subsequently moved to Moscow. The sculpture is an example of socialist realism in an Art Deco aesthetic. The worker holds aloft a hammer and the kolkhoz woman a sickle to form the hammer and sickle symbol.