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Published August 26, 2016 Updated July 14, 2022

Back to the USSR

Back to the USSR deck featuring communist party leaders and politicians, c.1995

1995 France Russia Grimaud Y. Nepakharev and R. Melikhov Political Add to Collection

“Back to the USSR” deck featuring communist party leaders and politicians designed by Y. Nepakharev and R. Melikhov, printed by Grimaud for the Russian market, c.1995. The captions on the court cards are in Russian and English; the information on the box is all in Russian.

Back to the USSR deck designed by Y. Nepakharev and R. Melikhov and printed by Grimaud, c.1995 Back to the USSR deck designed by Y. Nepakharev and R. Melikhov and printed by Grimaud, c.1995

Above: “Back to the USSR” playing cards printed in France by Grimaud, c.1995. 36 cards in box. The ace of spades has a portrait of Lenin in centre of the spade.

Box from “Back to the USSR” deck designed by Y. Nepakharev and R. Melikhov and printed by Grimaud, c.1995
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