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Manufactured in ex-URSS from 1955 until 1959.
Index of rarity in France : Infrequent (among non-specialized garage sales)
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Inventory number: 2563

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Kiev IIa

The Kiev IIa was manufactured from 1955 and differs from Kiev II only by the addition of a flash sync socket on the front face.
 
This camera  is dated 1956 as evidenced by the serial number: 56xxxxx.
It could be for export with its dual inscription of the name Kiev in Cyrillic and Latin alphabet and marked "Made in USSR" seen on the flash shoe.