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UNDEFEATED

An existential biography about a remarkable recovery from one of the world's worst rape cases.

By Katya Martinova and Carsten Graff

Published in Russia: Spring 2021

Publisher: Eksmo-Bombora

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To illustrate the popularity of this story in Russia this video about the crime had more than 5 million views within the first weeks after publishing. See the video

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A SHORT SUMMARY

This book unlocks the jarring psychological journey that propelled Russias most famous rape crime. It is the inside story of Katya Martinova’s prolonged sexual slavery at the hands of an ostensibly upstanding member of Russian society. When Katya was 14 years old, Viktor Mokhov abducted her and her friend Lena from the street and took them to a tiny dungeon he had built under his garage. During her captivity, Katya and Lena were subjected to terror, tear gas, malnutrition and rape numbering in excess of a thousand times. With Katya acting as midwife, her friend Lena gave birth to two children in the dungeon under barbaric conditions. They prepared for childbirth by reading a handbook for midwives Mokhov gave them. After a miraculous release in 2004, Katya’s story created headlines globally. This book is a voyage behind the curtain of extra-deviant sexuality and a young woman's desperate struggle to rebuild a psyche burned almost to ashes. 

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The Russian book

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First day meeting in Russia
First day meeting in Russia

Katya and Carsten at their first meeting in Russia in December 2018

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Intrance to the dungeon
Intrance to the dungeon

The entrance to the dungeon under Victors garage.

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First day of freedom
First day of freedom

Katya coming out on the dungeon. First day of freedom for more than 3,5 years.

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The rapist Viktor Mokhov
The rapist Viktor Mokhov

Victor Mokhov - the rapist and kidnapper

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Katya's painting
Katya's painting

One of Katyas many paintings that she did during her captivity

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Katya's painting
Katya's painting

I painting that Katya did during captivity.

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Katya's marriage
Katya's marriage

Katya after she found true love and married in June 2019

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Katya and her family
Katya and her family
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