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    DescriptionFor centuries, Russian prison inmates forcibly initiated newcomers with tattoos. Gradually, prisoners developed a secret form of communication with their tattoos, allowing them to establish rank among the other inmates and maintain a clandestine hierarchy. This book explores the grisly reality of Russian prisons and the people who inhabit them. Over 190 black and white and color photographs expose the different tattoos and their meanings, ranging from churches, crosses, Christs, Madonnas, military symbols, cats, dolphins, bears, hawks, and other startling images. Documentary filmmaker Alix Lambert traveled around modern Russia to film these sinister environments, collected stories to identify the dying art of tattooing in Russian prisons, and detailed the lives of the heavily marked inmates, past and present. This fascinating, spine-tingling book provides an entirely new outlook on tattoos and what they can represent!

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    Russian Prison Tattoos
    Codes of Authority, Domination and Struggle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alix Lambert
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 217 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 950 g
    ISBN 13: 9780764317644
    ISBN 10: 0764317644

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BEA
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24660
    BISAC V2.8: SOC030000
    BIC subject category V2: AFY
    BISAC V2.8: ART055000
    DC22: 365/.6/0947
    LC classification: HV6098 .L36 2003
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 365.60947
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC21: 365.60947
    Thema V1.0: AFJ
    Illustrations note
    192 color photos
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Schiffer Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 September 2003
    Publication City/Country