Lenin's Legacy is a comprehensive, illustrated reference combining a concise history of the Soviet Union with a study of its "symbolism", which until now has largely been hidden from the West. With over 900 superb color photographs, the book shows nearly 2000 items including pins and badges, orders and medals, busts and statues, table medallions and wall plaques, banners and flags, paintings and coins and many others. This is the first book to show such a wide variety of artifacts from the Soviet Union, and explains the symbolism attached to the items in detailed text and captions. Subjects covered include political, communist party, Aeroflot, Soviet space programs, party congresses, Lenin, Soviet military forces and others. This book is designed not only for the collector of Soviet artifacts, but also the historian, showing many symbols and their relationship to Soviet history. Prices are included as an aid to collectors.