Russian Criminal Tattoo Police Files Volume 1

180 photographs of Russian criminal tattoos with accompanying text from original Soviet Police Files. 

These tattoo photographs are from the collection of Arkady Bronnikov- professor of criminalistics at the USSR Ministry of Internal Affairs in Perm. Between the mid-1960s and the late 1980s, he interviewed and photographed thousands of tattooed prisoners in the Urals and Siberia, using this information to help solve criminal cases across Russia. 


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