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    • Don't take other people's glasses, spoons, forks, cigarette butts in your mouth, the poster warns.
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    • This poster urges people to wash hands after work and before meals.
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    "Wash you hands before having a meal!", the poster urges.

    A procedure as trivial as hand washing has become a powerful instrument in staving off the new coronavirus disease. However, sometimes people forget about the importance of keeping one's hands clean and often disregard certain hygiene rules. Thankfully, we have Soviet posters to remind us of that!

    Check out Sputnik's photo gallery in which our team has compiled photos of Soviet-era posters calling on people to maintain adequate hygiene in order to stay healthy and prevent certain diseases from spreading.

    The simple rules reflected in these posters from decades ago still remain relevant nowadays, especially during the coronavirus pandemic that, according to the WHO, left 2,774,135 people infected globally.

    However, pandemic or not, it is always crucial to be mindful of these little tips.


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