The Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia is an exhaustive research project, the product of the lifetime works of Danzig Baldaev, prison guard and amateur artist during the Soviet period, and press photographer Sergei Vasiliev.
How creepy are those decaying mattresses to prevent prisoners from hurting themselves. Holmesburg Prison, Philadelphia PA - Photography by Matthew Christopher Murrays Abandoned America. Very, very sad.
Cossack warrior - Russians moved across their region's vast plains to the Caspian Sea and the Ural Mountains. By the sixteenth century, they moved into Western Siberia. Peasant adventurers (cossacks) were recruited to occupy the new lands.
Historian, Helsinki, Farming, 1950s, Nostalgia, Finland