Isaak Babel prison mugshot

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Isaak Babel prison mugshot

Isaac Babel. Lubyanka mugshot, May 1939.
From: Seergey Povartsov, Prichina smerti — rasstrel (Cause of Death – Execution). Terra: Moscow, 1996.

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