Posted in Comics & Manga, Historia & Memoria, Interviews, Moving Images, Tattoos by Suzanne on May 9th, 2011 | BBC Wikipedia
Screen capture from The Mark of Cain, 2000 – click to watch on YouTube
The first tattoo read: Khrushchev’s Slave. The second: Slave of the USSR. The third: Slave of the CPSU. ‘Now, after three operations,’ wrote Kuznetsov, ‘the skin is so tightly stretched … he can no longer close his eyes. We call him The Stare.’
- Russian criminal tattoos: breaking the code (The Guardian)
Alix Lambert’s 2000 docu The Mark of Cain has been available in its entirety online on YouTube since the end of last year – a fact I only discovered the other day. Yes, it’s worth 73 minutes of your life if you haven’t seen it yet. Watch it below or on YouTube.
On a related note, may I also HIGHLY recommend FUEL’s Drawings from the Gulag by Danzig Baldaev. It’s haunting, to say the very least…