1996 Photo Contest, General News, 1st prize

Anthony Suau

The New York Times Magazine

01 January, 1995

In a Moscow court house, a man arrested for car theft makes his last statement before the judge will sentence him. When the free market came to Russia, there were no laws to control it. The gap was filled by organized crime, which has its own strict rules. Those who break them have to pay the price. 'Razborkas' - meetings intended to settle disputes - often end in shootouts.

About the photographer

Anthony Suau

Suau started his career at the Chicago Sun Times in 1976 and later joined the Denver Post. In 1985, he moved to New York City to work for Black Star agency. He was a contract pho...

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