The man who reads the criminal mind by analysing convicts' tattoos
- Now 89, from Perm, in the Urals, this former paratrooper is regarded as Russia's leading expert on criminal tattoos. 'Our region has a lot of labour camps, including three jails for women,' he said. 'As I gathered material on drugs addicts for my thesis, I paid attention to the tattoos. 'Then I started collecting them, at first it was just a hobby. By 1985, I gathered more than 20,000, and not only from Perm region, also from neighbouring places.