29 Jul Komsomol
Communist Youth organization of the Soviet Union for ages 14 (seventh grade) to 28.
Full name: All-Union Leninist Communist League of Youth. Associated with the Pioneer Organization (ages 9 to 14.)
A member of Komsomol wore a pin depicting Lenin’s profile on an unfurled red flag with words “always prepared!” and carried identification and paid a nominal monthly fee.
The organization was a tool for spreading Communist teachings and preparing future members of the Communist Party. Not joining it was considered suspicious and affected one’s study, university acceptance, and career choices.