New Ukraine Police Featured in The New Yorker

The New Yorker’s Instagram will follow Kiev’s police academy this week.

Photographer Misha Friedman has been invited to post stories from Kiev’s police academy for The New Yorker’s Instagram.

“Deadly ubiquitous police corruption was one of the main reasons why people joined the Euromaidan revolution a year ago. Thousands of new police officers are to be hired across the country, and the government is hoping to substantially increase the number of women in the force. In a feverish economy in a war-torn country new recruits are enticed by a good salary and a stable job,” says Friedman in the caption for the first photo.

Hello, this is Misha Friedman and I'll be posting to the @newyorkerphoto from Kyiv's Police Academy this week. "l'm in deep borscht," – says one of the American cops in the last installment of Police Academy comedy series filmed in Russia in 1993. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=F15NcS7NMwY Though very popular in Russia, borscht is a traditional Ukrainian soup. With that in mind I will be at Kyiv's Police Academy photographing training of first Ukrainian policemen who are about to replace Soviet style militia. Deadly ubiquitous police corruption was one of the main reasons why people joined the #Euromaidan revolution a year ago. Thousands of new police officers are to be hired across the country, and the government is hoping to substantially increase the number of women in the force. In a feverish economy in a war-torn country new recruits are enticed by a good salary and a stable job. #kyivpolice #ukraine #chp

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