The chronicle narrative about the "test of faith" by Vladimir Krasno Solnyshko, whose name is associated with the baptism of Rus, says that embassies from different nations came to him and called to convert to their faith. But the prince chose Orthodoxy, and the fact that this religion did not forbid alcohol played an important role. 30 old photographs of our review allow you to get an idea of the place of alcohol in the life of a Russian person.
It should be noted that drunkenness in Russia, contrary to popular opinion, has always been treated with condemnation. Old posters, which clearly explained why drinking is harmful, can testify to this.
Such visual agitation was supposed to help convince people to ask for a drink. The authors of the first poster depicted the consequences of alcohol abuse: it leads to poverty, destroys families, encourages theft and so on, so forth. Moreover, the drinker ends his life, as the poster says, with death without repentance.
The authors of the second poster compare the lives of a non-drinker and a drinking person not in favor of the latter.
And now a few photos showing alcohol. It's worth noting that some of the photos, like this one, were very stylish.
Many empty bottles in the frame, perhaps, were supposed to symbolize the depth of the emotions of the heroes of the photographs.
Rest at nature.
In the photo, you can see a pattern: the lower the income, the larger the bottle.
A bottle on the table is a must-have accessory for friendly and family gatherings.
It is sacred to have a drink after work.
The military drinks.
And even from the throat.
And from the horn.
The picnics were, judging by the photos, very popular.
And one more poster
It seems that the Russians drank even in Japan …
And even with children …
Monument to the bottle.
Studio photo. The bottle and the corkscrew are in the center of the composition.
In the frame of the officers …
… and officials.
And again a poster …
Another studio photo - "Friends and an empty bottle."
Nature, vodka, accordion.
The feast is simpler.
The main thing is not to lose the shore. After all, with a bottle from fun to tragedy half a step.
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