Ukrainian Militia Woman

This is a candid portrait of a Soviet era militiawoman harrassing a motorist in Lviv, November 1985. Even in the new independent Ukraine, officials from the militia are hated and feared. Beware the militiaman who speaks beautiful Ukrainian.When I was having an exhibit at the Mayana Gallery of New York in the spring of 2001, this photograph was in it, and was observed by a young native of Lviv who remembered the old tyrant from his childhood days back in Ukraine.

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