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21 Vintage Soviet Union Anti-Alcohol Posters

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:

Bartered

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

Stop, before it’s too late

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

Harmful to health, family and offspring

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

Vodka entails

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

We shall overcome drunkenness

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

Had a shot, had two

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

Alcohol

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

Alcoholism

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

Stop drunkenness

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters

It also happens

vintage soviet union anti alcohol posters