Uniform of a colonel in the Stasi, the East German secret police force.
A Soviet biscuit porcelain bust of Lenin, made in Leningrad (St. Petersburg), Lomonosov Porcelain Factory in the 1950s.
Anti-Christian Soviet propaganda poster depicting a nun who appears to be imprisoned by her religion while, outside, there is a sunlit, golden world.
Soviet KGB secret camera designed to be hidden inside an agent’s overcoat.
Chess set made in the Gulag by a prisoner in north-east Siberia. On the box are the words, “Play well and dream of freedom, Magadan, 1945.”
“So to fulfill the targets – to march towards communism!”. Soviet poster. Factories and farms were given plans.
Large French Socialist Party poster arguing that Stalin was in many ways like Mussolini and Hitler, acquired June 2019.
A full-length poster of Lenin which is slightly bigger than life-size. 150,000 copies of the poster were printed and widely spread around the Soviet Union.
A small bronze bust of Felix Dzerzhinsky, the head of the Cheka and the OGPU, secret police under Lenin and Stalin.
The 7.65mm calibre Md.74 ‘Carpati’ pistol was standard issue for the Securitate, the Romanian secret police.