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Are you persuaded by these Soviet anti-alcohol posters?

Updated: Apr 9

Soviet government proclaimed drunkenness a bourgeois vestige and actively fought to eradicate it.

The struggle lasted until the collapse of the USSR, leaving behind many propaganda artifacts.


"Who teaches kids to start drinking: Father drinks and gives alcohol to the son. Mother offers alcohol to the kids. Children get access to alcohol by themselves", Moscow,1930s

"Either or. Baby or Vodka", 1982

"NO!", 1954

"Some people look like pigs!", 1954



"Where's the money? And what is left for the family? ", 1926


"To someone like him, we say: "Enough! There is no place for you in the factory!", 1986

"Underpass to the netherworld", 1988


"Alcohol, don't try to disguise with work clothes. People's control will not let you into the factory!", 1981



"Women, alcohol is the enemy of your future children!", 1986

"Infamous union: loafer and vodka!", 1981