News, but not the serious kind
Ax murderer? I’ll just tick Self-Employed!
I’m sorry, I just can’t stop laughing at this one. We have this series of photos showing census-takers conducting a general census of the population of a male prison camp in Siberia.
Excuse me? Shouldn’t the authorities already KNOW how many people they have in a prison, and who they are and everything?
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Thanks for taking time to talk to us, Mr. Johnson. So, where do you live?
Live here in Krasnoyarsk.
Isn’t that interesting! The last 4,296 men I’ve interviewed have all lived in Krasnoyarsk! What are the chances? What’s your profession, Mr. Johnson?
That sounds fascinating, Mr. Johnson! Were you laid off? Not enough work?
Oh, plenty of work.
Mr. Johnson, are you single, married or divorced?
I am self-widowed.
Single, huh? Me too. Tell me, do you have any plans to ever leave Krasnoyarsk?
Yes. Tonight. About 11 p.m.
Is that right? Well, here’s my address. Stop by for a drink if you’re in the neighborhood!
Top: An inmate looks at a census-taker as he takes part in an all-Russian general census of population at a male prison camp outside the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk October 18, 2010.
Right: Inmates line up before taking part in an all-Russian general census at the prison camp.
REUTERS photos by Ilya Naymushin