To prepare citizens for an atomic bomb disaster, the Soviet government prepared these helpful (but creepy) graphic posters and books. They explain everything from blast shielding and radiation wound care, to how to stand in a calm, single-file line as your city is being vaporized.

The Bomb

(via Vartojimo)

How the Soviet Civil Defense alerts the public by television, radio and sirens

(via Expatua)

A dosimeter DP-2 and DP-5V

(via eBay)

First Aid and medical attendance

(via eBay)

How to protect your farm

Chemical Weapons

(via visfox-poster)

Fallout shelters under buildings, or on the premises of an industrial enterprise

(via English Russia)

WMD Attack

(via eBay)

The Nuclear Blast

(via visfox-poster)

Operations and reconnaissance after a nuclear attack

(via Romantic Geographic Society)

Skin and respiratory protection

(via visfox-poster)

Ground reconnaissance

(via eBay)

Posters showing how to protect against neutron bomb radiation and blast, 1986

(via Internet Archive and X-Ray Delta One)

Gas Masks for children

(via eBay)

People are divided into organized walking groups and transported groups

(via English Russia)

A cluster bomb attack

(via go-rf)


The pictures are from cccp-photo, except when noted otherwise.