Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (21)

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By the early 1980s, alcohol abuse was widely recognized as a major cause of death, absenteeism, and low labor productivity in the Soviet Union – an issue which the government tried to fight with various anti-alcohol campaigns. Here are 21 incredible posters  from those years along with their translated captions:

Stop, before it’s too late

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (5)

Harmful to health, family and offspring

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (6)

Vodka entails

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (7)

We shall overcome drunkenness

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (8)

Had a shot, had two

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (9)

Alcohol

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (1)

Alcoholism

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (2)

Stop drunkenness

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (3)

It also happens

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (4)

Remember, lad, accuracy is important!

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (10)

Rich inner content

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (11)

On sick leave

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (12)

Alcohol is an active partner in crime

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (13)

To health!

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (14)

Spare unborn child!

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (15)

Reason: drunkenness

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (16)

Do not be a prisoner of bad habits

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (17)

Alcohol – the enemy of production

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (18)

Huckster is the worst enemy

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (19)

Alcohol – the enemy of reason

Soviet Anti-Alcohol Poster (20)

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