‘The nutritional tube of democracy in action…’ The word democracy is misspelt 'dermokratia’, dermo means 'crap’ in Russian. The monkey’s armband reads 'OMON’ which stands for Otryad Militsii Osobogo Naznacheniya, 'Special Purpose Police Squad’.
Text above tattoo reads ‘Marxist vampire’. Text on the club reads 'Communism’. Text on the beast’s body reads 'KGB’ [Committee of State Security], 'CPSU’ [Communist Party of the Soviet Union], 'MVD’ [Ministry Security], 'VLKSM’ [All-Union Leninist.
A rare humorous juvenile tattoo.
The tattoo was worn by a man who had been convicted for the ‘squandering of military property’ during a period of service at the marine military base in Murmansk. His five-year sentence was spent in corrective labour colonies at Monchegorsk and...