'He who is not with us is against us!'.
Text on the pot reads 'Communism'.
An anti-communist thieves’ tattoo known variously as ‘Satan’s Kitchen’, ‘The people and the party are one’, ‘The leaders of October’, ‘The bright future’, and ‘The Marxists’. It was made in Strict Regime Collective Labour Colony No. 9. The sight of it in the bathhouse used to make all the convicts laugh. Its owner, nicknamed ‘Bob’, said it was made following his first conviction by a friend who had studied at the Serov Art College in the Smolninsky District of Leningrad. When Bob was told by the authorities that this ‘filth’ should be surgically removed, he threatened to hang himself.