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Belorusskoe Optiko-Mechanichesckoye Obyedinenie

The Belorusskoe Optiko-Mechanichesckoye Obyedinenie, commonly abbreviated to BelOMO, was the Belarus Optical & Mechanical Acssociation, founded in 1971 Minsk (Belarus), at that time part of the Soviet Union (USSR). It is a continuation of the Minskiy Mechanicheschkiy Zavod (MMZ) — the mechanical factory of Minsk — that was opened in Minsk in 1957 and was named after the Soviet physicist Sergey Ivanovich Vavilov [1]. BelOMO still exists as a company today (2017) [3].

At the time, BelOMO had several factories throughout the USSR, each with its own specialism and branding. The logo above is the most common one, that was used by the MMZ plant in Minsk. It is often found on civil cameras of the era, but also on some special (covert) optical instruments.

BelOMO products on this website
Fixed-distance compact reproduction camera S-112 (C-112)
Fixed distance compact reproduction camera KOPIR
Yolka S-64 (a.k.a. Yolochka, Elka and Yelka)
  1. Wikipedia, BelOMO
    Retrieved November 2017.

  2. Soviet Cams, BELOMO, Minsk Vavilov Machinery Plant (MMZ)
    Retrieved November 2017.

  3. BelOMO website, Information about Company
    Retrieved November 2017.
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