Russian Gangsters

I’m sitting here open mouthed.  I really have no idea what to think or feel or say about this photo series published in The Guardian.

Shocking. Creepy.  Beautiful.  Devastating.  Awful.  Demeaning?

In a ‘godforsaken place’ in Russia, small-time gangsters are trapped in a cycle of vodka, violence and crime. This picture: Sergey with his wife, Julia, a nurse. He has spent 14 years in prison and doesn’t want to go back, so is giving up the gangster life. Photographs by Bruce Gilden

What do you think?

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