Social Problems

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One consumer product that was readily available in the Soviet Union (USSR)and was also relatively inexpensive was vodka.

Alcoholism and absenteeism, as a result, became a serious social problem in the Soviet Union.

Alcoholism Poster, Moscow USSR
Alcoholism Poster, Moscow

Excessive alcohol consumption impacted worker productivity and caused great social harm.  Unlike other problems in Soviet society, alcoholism was one that could not be easily hidden by the Party.

The poster in this 1971 photograph focuses on alcohol usage by children.

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