Skip to comments.Classic Soviet Anti-Drinking Propaganda Posters
Posted on 11/25/2011 7:17:41 PM PST by nickcarraway
Shame! He got drunk, swore, smashed a tree he is ashamed to look people in the face (1958, N. Velezheva, N. Kuzovkin).
I dont want a dad like this.
I'm just sayin'.
Yeah. He’s wearing a dress.
Very cool. Thanks for posting.
Strelnokoff Vodka - When Work Is Done
Apparently Boris Yeltsin never took these posters to heart.
I keep getting this one wrong.
You do stupid things when you are drunk.
Alcohol is the enemy of production!
LOL. Half the Politburo was drunk. The poster should show Brezhnev. “He got drunk and almost pushed the button and started a nuclear war.”
The Politburo would get together for wild drinking parties, where Stalin would joke to them that he poisoned all of their drinks.
The food kindof looks like a US flag.
More SCTV classics:
Uzbeks! ...and don’t Encourage them to gamble and drink....Uzbeks!....they are the weak link in the great chain of socialism.
I’ve been to Russia and Kazahkstan. It’s either drink something alcoholic or take your chances with the local water. I stuck with the alcoholic beverages.
They had the same thing when it comes to smoking.
I know. I once drove around in the boondocks stark naked shooting up road signs.
I got better.
It sure has that homey centralist planned pattern to it!
Oh-oh say, can you see,
The flag that's on my plate,
I eaaat the U.S.,
A country I haa-ate.
With carrots for stripes,
And peas for stars,
The meat-loaf I guess,
Must stand for Ford ca-ars.
I have made several trips to Ukraine. The flights out of Kiev to western Europe take off at around 7:00 or 8:00 am and shortly after take-off, the stewardess is pushing the drink cart down the aisle, serving vodka and brandy. When the hard stuff is being served that early, you’ve got a societal drinking problem.
You know this is a crock. This “New Soviet Man’’ is wearing a Western-style suit, nice hair and he’s eating meat. The fact he’s even eating at all is a stretch, such as things were in the old Soviet Union.
“Getting better” meaning you stopped driving around nekked shooting road signs, or meaning you just got to be a better shot?
That was because, we did not outsource our factories to those communists.
These posters never cease to amuse me considering that the booze was made by the state.
Comrade, he is afactory forman and has met all of his production goals! As a result, he received the Hero of Socialist Labour and a ration of meat.
forman = foreman. Off to the gulag with me!
Hey. You’d drink too if you lived in a Communist Hellhole. Come to think of it, I think I’ll pour myself another drink.
In Soviet Russia, anti-drinking messages made you drunk
No, not really. A little hair-of-the-dog can stop the shakes and nausea, sometimes. When I wake up, I normally have a half a pint of vodka with my coffee to stop shaking and puking while I’m getting ready for work. Also, this will keep me settled and help me not to drink heavily before lunch. After a little lunch pick me up, I can then get to the end of the shift before I start drinking normally, you know, just to help me relax and get to sleep.
Again, I don’t have a drinking problem. I do all of this for medicinal reasons and to benefit the company. My drinking is a matter of science and is not a problem regardless of what any of my ex-wives and ex-bosses say.
Oh, I’m still a good shot but I can’t handle the cold anymore.
If you can get hold of a paperback copy at Amazon or someplace, read “MIG PILOT” Sub-titled “The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko” you will not only get a startling picture of the drinking situation over there, but also a mind-boggling realization how the failed misery of socialism is being installed HERE? The chapter on Stalin’s death and the shrieking gullible deification of him is eerily similar to all the idolizing of Zero! That is a non-fiction book, by the way......and dirt cheap, used, on Amazon.
fork belongs in the right hand.
Da, Comrade of Glorious Army Air Corps! He is to being Hero of Socialist Labor and so can enjoy it meat today. But tomorrow he must be again working to achieve bigger productions quota! All Hail the Heros of Socialist Soviet Labor! :-)
Da, Comrade! By building from victory to victory, the running-dog capitalists will be defeated! Enough talk, back to the factory floor making “one size fits all” shoes!
Don't drink and draw.
Which wasn’t true, he’d only poison them one at a time.
EB Beer- How Soviet Generals Party!
At one point the SCTV program feed got co-opted by an extremely boring talkshow, featuring a couple of bumpkins with short pants and white socks.
One bumpkin was wearing an RCA BK-5 microphone (I hate myself for knowing this!) which was the size of a salami on a neckstrap.
One camera pulled back and the other camera came into the shot. It was the size of a refrigerator.
I was surprised to find that every teenager in Europe smokes, at least the girls. Finally figured out why, though.
Some obscure arm of the Law patrols the streets checking to make sure all the teens are smoking. When they find a kid who doesn’t smoke, they dragoon her and send her to a re-education camp. After the tender attentions of the professional caregivers, she comes out smoking (for life, of course).
Being Socialist countries with State healthcare, they have to start them young so that they won’t clog up the already-overloaded medical facilities with all the complaints of an extended old age.
And I'll bet you did really stupid stuff when you were drunk.
If he’s right-handed, and eating like a European, he cuts with the knife in the right hand while holding the meat down with the fork in the left.
Then without switching hands, as most of us would do, he simply keeps the fork with the cut morsel in his left hand and brings it to his mouth.
Teddy? I thought you passed.
True. I’m now a tame, graying son of the soil. Saturday nights mean old movies and, sometimes, when things get really wild, a furious tourney of Spit.
Here’s my favorite one of all:
What Fits Into Russia
I think that you are emblematic of the distinctions between Soviet communism and American capitalism. You have taken control of your life and used that initiative that is so innate to capitalism. Rather than waste money on the medical community, you have independently and accurately diagnosed your medical condition and have taken the requisite actions to alleviate it.
Whereas in the Soviet Union you would have waited for hours or days or months to see a doctor to get a quack remedy.
I applaud your assumption of personal responsibility!
"You know this is a crock. This New Soviet Man is wearing a Western-style suit, nice hair and hes eating meat. The fact hes even eating at all is a stretch, such as things were in the old Soviet Union."Besides the Stalin's engineered famine in the 1930 (mostly Ukraine and a part of Southern Russia), the war and the immediate postwar years, things were not quite as bleak as you describe over there. I always cringe when conservatives propagate simplistic generalizations, makes us look like fools.
I post when I’m drunk
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