That camera you see is definitely a Soviet FED or Zorki (basically the same camera - see the introductory article on the Fzorkis site at www.geocities.com/fzorkis
- Not built to the quality standards of Leitz but nevertheless a very capable, rugged, and worthy rangefinder!
As you'll read in the introductory article on Leica-Derived Soviet Rangefinders (I wrote it :-) the Soviets made millions of these kind of cameras, evolving from the Leica IID clone to other models over the years up to the 1990's.
They are plentiful and inexpensive from eBay and other sources ($20 to *maybe* $100 for unusual and pristine cameras) and are good shooters. The original Zorki and FEDs came with those f/3.5 collapsible lenses that are essentially Elmar copies. The optics are pretty good.
You may like a later model better - my favorite is the FED-2. You can see a sample photo I took with one of my FED-2's at
I used the Industar-26M 50mm f/2.8 lens that came with the camera for this shot.
The FED-2 is a well-designed, well-constructed camera. Put a Jupiter-8 f/2 50mm lens on it (about $30, or maybe less if you get one with a camera) and you will be hard-put to tell the photos apart from those taken with contemporary Zeiss or Leitz lenses.
You can see a few more photos I've taken with my Commie rangefinders at www.geocities.com/srosenbach
I agree with Comrade Paul above that the Nazification of these great old cameras is regretable.
Lots more information at the russiancamera-user forum at
Comrade Paul is a valued frequent contributor there!
Go for a FED or Zorki (or even a Zeiss Contax-like Kiev) - you won't regret it!!
P.S - how is the weather in A.P. ?