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Authentic 1920-1945 Post-Revolution and WWII Russian Red Fleet Navy 9.25" Dinner Plate From The Russian Naval Officer's Wardroom. This Russian Navy Dinner Plate with Blue Striping and has Topmark Cyrillic Initials RKVMF in blue which stands for "Raboche-Krest'yanskaya Voyenno-Morskoy Flot" Roughly Translating to "Worker's and Peasant's Military Maritime or Navy Fleet" of Russia".

Right after WWII (1947) the Russian Red Navy's name and initials changed from RKVMF to VMF when the Russia became part of the Soviet Union, whose naval cyrillic initials were VMF or plain Military Maritime Navy of Russia. After the name change much of the naval RKVMF dinnerware was destroyed and/or replaced with the new VMF initials.

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 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?! After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 much of the porcelain dinnerware with the initials VMF was destroyed because of it's past reminder of the Soviet Union.

Additionally, during WWII from about 1938 to 1945 Russia did not produce much porcelain dinnerware for it's navy since the country's main focus was survival, and the Russian Navy was relatively very small.

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

1920-1945 WWII russian navy dinner plate

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1920-1945 WWII russian navy dinner plate

1920's to 1945 WWII Russian Navy Dinner Plate - Style #2
Beautiful! Has the Traditional Russian Fouled Anchor and Striping with initials RKVMF which stands for Raboche-Krest'yanskaya Voyenno-Morskoy Flot which translates to "Workers-Peasants Military Maritime Fleet" of Russia
1920-1945 WWII Red fleet Russian Navy Dinner Plate
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