National mix

Your contents page says for Sue Hubbard's piece ("Vile bodies", 10 September): "Boris Mikhailov pays the poor of Moscow to pose . . ." Inside, the introduction to her piece refers to Mikhailov as "the Russian photographer".

Er, no. Mikhailov is Ukrainian, not Russian, and Moscow is in Russia, not Ukraine - which has been an independent nation for more than a decade. You wouldn't refer to James Kelman as "an English author", would you? Do try to keep up.

Dr Richard Carter
London EC4

This article first appeared in the 24 September 2001 issue of the New Statesman, The war that Bush cannot win