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

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via Vartojimo)

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

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via Expatua)

A dosimeter DP-2 and DP-5V

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via eBay)

First Aid and medical attendance

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via eBay)

How to protect your farm

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Chemical Weapons

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via visfox-poster)

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

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via English Russia)

WMD Attack

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via eBay)

The Nuclear Blast

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via visfox-poster)

Operations and reconnaissance after a nuclear attack

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via Romantic Geographic Society)

Skin and respiratory protection

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via visfox-poster)

Ground reconnaissance

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via eBay)

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

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via Internet Archive and X-Ray Delta One)

Gas Masks for children

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via eBay)

People are divided into organized walking groups and transported groups

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via English Russia)

A cluster bomb attack

Weird Soviet Civil Defense Graphics from the Cold War May Disturb You

(via go-rf)

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