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A mother drinking and smoking in front of her two young children, a broken window behind. Colour lithograph after V. Travin, ca. 1987.

  • Travin, V.
  • Pictures

About this work


The elder child tries to pull his mother away from the bottle


[Leningrad] : Izdatel'stvo "Khudozhnik RSFSR", [1987?] ([Leningrad] : Izokombinat "Khudozhnik RSFSR")

Physical description

1 print : lithograph, printed in colours ; sheet 44 x 32.8 cm


S molokom materi. Strasnoe sosedstvo--alkogol' i detstvo. Khudozhnik V. Travin. Stikhi Ef. Efimeskogo.

Creator/production credits

Produced by the Leningrad group of artists called Boevoĭ karandash (Militant pencil), in the satirical series I smekh i grekh (Laughter and sin). Some of the anti-alcoholism posters which they produced in the late 1980s are reproduced in Stephen White, Russia goes dry: alcohol, state and society, Cambridge 1996, pp. 73, 143, 149

Lettering note

Bears device (palette and pencil) of Boevoĭ karandash, with legend "Boevoĭ karandash. Izdatel'stvo Khudozhnik RSFSR"


Wellcome Library no. 660338i



  • Russian

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