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Authentic 1947-1991 Post-WWII Cold War Red Fleet Soviet Navy, Russian Navy Dinner Plate From The Russian Naval Officer's Wardroom. This Russian Navy Dinner Plate Has Topmark Cyrillic Initials VMF in gold which stand for Voyenno-Morskiye Sil'i Flot Translating to "Russian Navy or Soviet Navy Fleet".

The Russian Navy's name and initials changed from RKVMF to VMF when the Russian Navy was re-named right after WWII to reflect Russia's expanded peasant's and worker's revolution and it's dominion over Eastern Europe which then became known as the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. Quite possibly the gold topmark reflected the use of this particular dinnerware to very senior Russian-Soviet Naval Officers, but this has not been verified.

One of the reasons why Russian Navy and Soviet Navy Dinnerware and Tableware is so rare (and expensive) is that it was only made for senior officer's and staff in the first place. And secondly if any sailor (officer or enlisted) ever got caught "stealing from the state" by taking any dinnerware off of a ship they would have been immediately court-marshalled and then would have begged to be sent to a gulag! Can you imagine the fear and risk some sailor took under the communist regime in taking anyone of these pieces of china?!

Folks, it doesn't get any more rarer and valuable than this! An absolute must collection item for the Cold War Historian or Naval Cold War Warrior. Now a US Navy Cold War Veteran can have a Russian Navy Plate from the Soviet Navy which he helped to defeat!

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The very nature of the ex-Soviet Union's politcal and social structure was that everyone was considered to be of equal stature, including officer's and enlisted.

However, reality has shown that even in the Soviet Union Peoples and Peasants Republic the Senior Officer's received special treatment, such as fine porcelain dinnerware!

Furthermore, from items that were very rare to begin with have now become even more difficult to locate and are now possibly only able to be found as personal possessions of sailor's who snagged them upon their discharge as memorabilia from their time in the Soviet or Russian Navy. Can you imagine how risky this was for an ordinary seaman or junior officer to steal something that was "owned by the state" from aboard a Soviet Navy ship?! This person must have known that if they were caught it was certainly punishable by death as an example to others, or sent to one of the Gulags.

This Russian naval plate in particular, as well as similar Russian navy dinnerware is a must for any serious WWII or Cold War Collector of Naval Militaria! Now that cold war US Navy veteran can have a piece of the soviet union which he helped to defeat! Click Here For More Information on The Russian Navy and Soviet Red Fleet names and acronyms from Wikipeadia

Post WWII Cold War Red Fleet 1970's to 1980's Soviet-Russian Dinner Plate
Beautiful! Has the Traditional Russian Fouled Anchor and Striping in Blue and Gold with initials VMF in gold which stands for Voyenno-Morskiye Sil'i or Sovyetsky Voyenno-Morskoy Flot which translates to Soviet Maritime Navy Fleet, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
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