Donald Weber first went to Russia to document the traces of the Chernobyl disaster. He finally spent 7 years traveling through cities in Russia and the Ukraine documenting another violent catastrophe: that of corrupt power, which has proven to be a greater danger to the population than rotgut vodka and cigarettes, though consumed heavily. In his book, published by Schilt Publishing in 2011, Weber tells devastating stories of prejudices, like that of a Ukrainian accused of sexual assault who is subjected to interrogation and torture until he’s unrecognizable; until, in fact, the culprit was finally arrested.
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