Wary eyes

73 very interesting minutes.

The Mark of Cain documents the fading art form and language of Russian criminal tattoos, formerly a forbidden topic in Russia.

A few things stand out. The level of access the maker was given, there seemed to be a lot of metal in teeth, the phrase “we permit more air”, the different cell tortures (water up to the neck so you can’t sleep), the marked contrast between male/female and the ‘it was better back then’ in different ways. Most of all though it is the eyes.

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