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Authentic 1950's-1991 Post-WWII Soviet Navy (Russian Navy) Trench Art Salad Plate with Painted Submarine by Russian Sailor! This Russian Militaria Trench Art is VERY Rare. This Soviet Navy Plate has a Topmark in Cyrillic Initials VMF (Voyenno-Morskiye Sil'i Flot) in Blue and Gold Translating to "Soviet Maritime-Navy Fleet". Production of this Russian Navy Salad Plate was Most Likely in the 1960's to 1970's

The Russian Navy's cyrillic initials changed from RKVMF to VMF when the Russian Navy was re-named after WWII to the Soviet Navy which reflected 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 blue and gold topmark reflected the use of this particular dinnerware to mid-level and ranking Russian-Soviet Naval Officers, but this has not been verified.

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 who played Cat and Mouse with Russian Sub Sailors! Now that cold war US Navy veteran can have a piece of the soviet union which he helped to defeat!

soviet navy trenchart salad plate with painted submarine 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!

Once the internally hated and reviled Soviet Union collapsed almost anything that had to do with this empire was destroyed, including the very breakable naval china and porcelain dinnerware and tableware!

One cannot imagine the fun and joy the common enlisted crewmembers and junior officers had in smashing china to bits with a few sips of vodka while celebrating the collapse of a hated regime. So not much of this dinnerware survived the evolutionary change in political structure.

So from items that were very rare to begin 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.

This Soviet Militaria in particular, as well as similar Russian navy dinnerware is a must for any serious WWII or Cold War Collector of Russian Trench Art and Naval Militaria! Click Here For More Information on The Russian Navy and Soviet Red Fleet names and cyrillic acronyms from Wikipeadia

Russian Militaria Cold War Soviet Navy 1970's to 1980's Standard Soviet-Russian Navy Salad Plate w/ Hand Painted Submarine
Russian Trench Art is RARE! The Plate Has the Traditional Russian Fouled Anchor and Striping in Blue with Gold Highlights with initials VMF (Sovyetsky Voyenno-Morskoy Flot USSR) which translates to Soviet Maritime Navy Fleet, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. A Russian Submariner Hand Painted a Motif of his Submarine in Wonderful Detail
Post WWII Cold War Soviet Russian Red Navy Salad Plate with Painted Submarine Click Photo!
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