Above:One of many colour schemes. Note the stamped tile
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A smaller Pyraminx from Russia with tiles instead of stickers.
The colours used and their layouts appears to have been chosen completely at random. Colours known to have been used include: green, dark green, black, pink, red, blue, yellow and orange.
Most of these puzzles have a bas-relief "stamp" stating in a Russian abbreviation that the price is 3 rubles, however some are missing this tile.
The inventor's name was taken directly from the patent.
The puzzles name is written on one of the packagings shown here.
The original price is based on the official exchange rate (0.6 rubels per dollar) although in socialist time this was completely theoretical. The price (in rubels) was visible on the single embossed tile.
The puzzle was produced by multiple factories across the USSR, many of those are currently outside Russia. The Year 1984 is the first which can be prooved although the production might have started earlier.
The ones produced in Kharkov Ukraine (see image #10) costed 4 rubels and had no price tag on them and a different package.
The ones produced in Chisinau Moldavia (see images #11 to 15) were sold for 4.80 rubels (according to the leaflet).
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Thank you to the following people for their assistance in helping collect the information on this page: Geert Hellings, Vadim Grishin, Aleksey Baulin.
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