мужские новости (Men’s News, 1992?)

This is an excellent example of easy, collage-style publishing: a large image of a photoshopped model from a western magazine, beside which appear phrases suggesting key markers of the post-Soviet male’s contemporary interests: general luxury, tidbits of great man history, violence as attractive and entertaining, and sexual adventures in notorious pleasure zones of famous cities. Small print at the top announces the paper was founded by the “21st Century Association,” an organization that the Wikipedia page for the murdered Russian mobster, Otari Kvantrishvili, describes as “ostensibly dedicated to funding sports, but was widely regarded as a front for racketeering.”