The badge was made in the USSR in the late 1980s during the Prohibition era in the country. This pin could not be bought on the open market because it was given together with the certificate of the member of the Movement.
On May 16, 1985 in the USSR a decree on strengthening the fight against drunkenness and alcoholism was issued, popularly nicknamed as “the Dry Law” (the Prohibition). The voluntary movement for the struggle for temperance was intended to promote this work on a personal level.
The members of the Movement might become all Soviet citizens over 18 years old, who were an example of abstinence from alcohol and decent behaviour in the society and everyday life.
The members of the Movement paid an entrance fee of 1 ruble, and annual fees of 1 ruble per a year; for students, pensioners and housewives the entrance and membership fees were only 20 kopecks.