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I am an Soviet and Russian camera collector residing in State of Illinois, USA. I have only somewhat recently started collecting (since May 2007) these fine examples of Soviet and Russian mechanical engineering and design that until late 80s have been closed off to the rest of the world. Now that these cameras have come to light, I want to share them with all of you. Recently I have decided to start cataloging Soviet and Russian cameras online, thus the USSRPhoto.com project was born, which is a Wiki catalog of Russian and Soviet cameras.
Vlad's Soviet/Russian Photographic Equipment Collection
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LOMO LC-A / Communist Party Congress XXVII
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27th KPSS - 1986
(Kommunisticheskaya Partiya Sovetskogo Soyuza) - Communist Party of Soviet Union
Evidently there were about 6000 (most of the initial production of the new LC-A) given away to dignitaries and delegates at the XXVII Communist Party Congress in 1986, where they were a huge sensation. They were so popular because they were just "point and shoot" cameras and word about them quickly spread, first in the USSR, then worldwide. It was the beginning of the meteoric rise to fame of the LOMO LC-A and led to the Lomography movement.
The small commemorative plaque on the top of the camera is made of brass with red enamel.
The authentic version of this camera has serial numbers starting with 85XXXXX (year 1985). Here is the camera serial No. 8578747. collection of Bill Parkinson
Known Serial Numbers:
#8578747 Bill Parkinson coll.
#8623366 Vladislav Kern