Crisis forces Venezuelans to sell sex

A picture taken on January 20, 2017 shows a prostitute, who introduced herself as Nastya, 31, walking out of the room in an illegal brothel in Saint Petersburg. Vladimir Putin recently quipped that Russian prostitutes are "the best in the world". But the reality is that Russian prostitutes operate in a hidden world outside the law and out of sight.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 06, 2017, on page 10.




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