Yes, back in the USSR, in 1976, this creamsicle colored fellow may have helped the working-class children save their rubles.
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He stands 11 inches tall, and is made from blown-in-mold plastic. The star on his back is removable.
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Along the left side are Russian letters...
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And along the right is the date of 1976 (which, by the way, is the year I entered college).
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This has a lanyard attached to a ring on the top, which was possibly for hanging on a Christmas tree, and it could very well have been filled with candy.
Now, since my knowledge of Russian is a bit sparse, I shall defer to our European members to offer a translation of what it says.