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This final volume of previously unpublished drawings and photographs completes the "Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopadia" trilogy. Danzig Baldaevs unparalleled ethnographic achievement, documenting over 3,000 tattoo drawings, was made during a lifetime working as a prison guard. The motifs depicted represent the uncensored lives of the criminal classes, ranging from violence and pornography to politics and alcohol. In this title, a medieval knight is surrounded by the severed heads of his enemies, a naked woman simultaneously services a man and two dwarfs, a crying President Gorbachev grips a human bone between sabre-like fangs, a group of angels drinks vodka with God on a cloud, and the meanings of these arresting images are explained to the uninitiated eye. Accompanied by graphic photographs showing the grim reality of the Russian prison system and some of the alarming characters that inhabit it, the illustrated criminals of Russia tell the tale of their closed society.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780955006197
ISBN-10: 0955006198
Format: Hardback
(200mm x 118mm x 28mm)
Pages: 400
Imprint: FUEL Publishing
Publisher: FUEL Publishing
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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