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1972-1988 Soviet anti-alcohol posters (12 pics)

        

From the 1960s through the 1980s, artists throughout the Soviet Union designed propaganda posters to warn the public of the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption.

With striking, colorful graphics and stark metaphors, the posters cast alcoholism as a snake choking the life from vivacious young men, a bottle as a prison, and more.

Drinkers grow slothful and lazy, abandon their families, endanger their coworkers, or become murderous brutes.
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1988
“Underpass — to the ‘next world.'”

1985
“We will overcome!” (Text on snake: “Alcoholism.”)

1972
“Not among trees or grasses, the serpent has warmed up among us. Don’t suck on him, mammals, or you’ll turn into a reptile yourself.”

1977
“Don’t drink your life away.”

1983
“Either, or.”

1977
“Drunkenness won’t be tolerated!”

1987
“His inner world.”

1988
“Rowdy partying ends with a bitter hangover.” (Tattoo text: “I love order.”)

1980
“This is a shameful union — a slacker + vodka!”