Monday 1 February 2016


Vladimir Putin was furious when, in 2006, one of his former spies, Alexander Litvinenko, publicly called him a boy-lover.

Czar Alexander II liked them young.

Czar Alexander II is famous for selling Alaska to the United States and for abolishing serfdom.

Czar Alexander II's 16-year-old mistress was called Katya.

Katya became maid-of-honour to Alexander's wife, Empress Maria.

Alexander, encouraged by his courtiers, also had an affair with Katya's sister Marie.


Czar Alexander II, his wife, his son Sergei and daughter Maria. Sergei was gay [37][39][40]

Members of the Russian elite were often bisexual.

Czar Ivan IV had cross-dressing boyfriends.


Czar Alexander I was in love with Prince Peter Volkonsky.

Alexander II's son Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich Romanov.

Alexander II's son Grand Duke Sergei led an openly gay life.

Grand Duke Sergei would appear with his male lover at official functions and at the theatre and opera.

Prince Vladimir Meshchersky had an affair with a bugle boy from the imperial marching band in the late 1880s.

Grand Duke Konstantin used to visit the boy brothels of St. Petersburg.

Cake Wrecks

Zinoviev wrote to Lenin, who was in Finland: 

"Dear Vova! 

"You can be absolutely sure of my feelings towards you... Believe me, I never touched a man or woman and I will not. Only you are near me." 


Zinoviev writes again after a week: 

"Dear Vova! 

"I have prepared a place for us... 

"It's a wonderful house... Nobody can stop our love... No one can understand our feelings. Come quickly. You wait, my flower. Yours, Ghersele ". 

Russian actress Alla Nazimova (1879 – 1945) in Salome

When Alla Nazimova left Russia, she moved to Hollywood "and became the prototype of the exotic screen vamp."

Nazimova is confirmed to have been involved romantically with the actress Eva Le Gallienne, director Dorothy Arzner, writer Mercedes de Acosta, and Oscar Wilde's niece, Dolly Wilde.[12]

Nazimova reportedly coined the phrase "Sewing circles" as code to refer to lesbian or bisexual actresses of her day who concealed their true sexuality.[14]

Prince Felix Felixovich Yusupov Jr. (1886 - 1967)

Prince Yusupov was best known for taking part in the assassination of Grigori Rasputin.

He describes in his autobiography often spending time with Gypsy bands and adopting female clothing.

"He was a known bisexual and transvestite, and some have asserted that he and Grand Duke Dmitri were lovers as well as fellows in the murder of Rasputin. 

"Prince Felix Yusupov claimed to have seduced King Edward VII of England while in drag."

Diaghilev, 1872-1929, (right) and lover Serge Lifar (1905 – 1986)

Sergei Diaghilev, who founded the Ballets Russes, had a relationship with the dancer Vaslav Nijinsky, among others. 

For many ballet lovers, the male dancer has now become a centre of attraction.

Diaghilev worked closely with a number of gay men, including Picasso and Jean Cocteau.

nona-people: Picasso

"Nijinsky’s masturbatory performance in L'après-midi d'un faune caused a scandal."

Film director Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948)

Sergei Eisenstein's diaries contain accounts of his infatuations with many young men, including his assistant, Grigori Alexandrov.

His drawings include many illustrations of homosexual activity.

Ivan IV

Ivan IV (The Terrible,1533-84) was the first ruler to be crowned tsar of all Russia.

He liked men in women's clothes. 

One of his lieutenants, Feodor Basmanov, rose to power by performing seductive dances in women's clothes in Ivan's court.

"The Russian nobleman Feodor Basmanov was almost certainly a sometime lover of the tsar as well, according to three accounts from the time along with numerous later references. 

"Which wouldn’t be surprising because the Muscovites for several centuries up until the 1700s had a reputation for being quite accepting of homosexuality, which shocked those visiting Russia from other parts of Europe."

 Politics | gay Russians 22 Russians Who We Won't Let Vladimir Putin Forget Were gay / / 

Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852), Russian novelist.

In The Sexual Labyrinth of Nikolai Gogol, author Simon Karlinsky explains that Nikolai Gogol's "emotional orientation" was homosexual.

(New York Review of Books, Wikipedia)

At school Gogol "became sentimentally attached to a fellow student, Gerasim Vysotsky... 

"Gogol wrote a series of amorous letters to Vysotsky...

"It was in Italy that Gogol's repressed sexuality found an outlet. Gogol eventually settled in Rome, where he lived until 1848. 

"While in Rome he had an open relationship with the Count Iosif Vielhorsky... 

"Gogol then fell in love with the poet Nikolai Yazykov..."

Peter Tchaikovsky (1840 - 1893)

Tchaikovsky's letters and diaries reveal that Tchaikovsky was gay.

Tchaikovsky had 'intimate relationships' with his servant Aleksey Sofronov and his nephew, Vladimir Davydov. 

Tchaikovsky, after falling in love with his nephew, dedicated Symphonie Pathetique to him. 

Léon Samoilovitch Bakst (1866 – 1924)

Bakst was a gay Russian painter and scene and costume designer.

Sophia Parnok (1885 – 1933)

Sophia Parnok was a gay/lesbian children's author and poet.

She met the young poet Marina Tsvetaeva, with whom she became involved in a passionate love affair that left important imprints on the poetry of both women. 

Sophia Parnok

Vaslav Nijinsky (1889-1950) by ~olgasha

Nijinsky was a famous gay Russian ballet dancer.

Erté (1892 – 1990) Romain de Tirtoff

Romain de Tirtoff was a gay Russian-born artist and designer.

Léonide Massine (1896 – 1979)

The gay Russian Léonide Massine was Europe's leading dancer and choreographer of the 1920's and 1930's.

Massine's collaborators included Picasso, Cocteau, Noel Coward and other gay people.

Pavel Tchelitchew (1898 – 1957) and Charles Ford.

Surrealist artist Pavel Tchelitchew had a young lover called Charles Henri Ford.

Painting of Giovanni by Pavel Tchelitchew

Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Deineka (1899 – 1969)

Deineka was a Soviet Russian painter, graphic artist, and sculptor who painted lots of young male figures.

Pioneers by Deineka.

Boris Kochno (1904 — 1990)

Boris Kochno slept with many of the great artists of the 20th century, including Cole Porter.

Kochno, working with Roland Petit and Christian Berard, formed the Ballets des Champs-Élysées.

Serge Lifar (1905 – 1986) on the left.

The gay Russian Serge Lifar became the ballet master and director at the Paris Opera Ballet.

"His open socializing with the German High Command during the Occupation of Paris, he claimed, was related to his work as an undercover agent."


Rudolf Nureyev (1938-1993), right, with friend Robert Kennedy.

Rudolf Nureyev was friends with Gore Vidal, Freddie Mercury, Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol.

Nureyev tested positive for HIV in 1984.

Michael Lucas, a Russian, worked with the director Jean-Daniel Cadinot in gay films.

He then set up his own production company in New York.,

Slava Mogutin (b. 1974)

Gay artist and photographer Slava Mogutin left Russia and moved to New York.

Alexander Kargaltsev is another gay Russian film maker who has left Russia and come to live in the USA.

More here: Gay Russians

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At 31 January 2016 at 07:42 , Blogger Mark Jesus said...

Litvinenko a liar - or Putin’s a child abuser? Or maybe he genuinely ‘thinks’ he is - but isn’t? So Putin, already allowing an implicating abuse-film to be made, kisses a young boys chest and orders a dramatic-looking execution upon Litvinenko? Film? A fake, or genuine? A drugged up set-up, or all a lie? Maybe it was made in his early 20’s or - what - once he joined the KGB?

As conclusive as a kiss on the chest. He wrote ‘nobody can understand why the Russian president did such a strange thing as kissing the stomach of an unfamiliar small boy'.

Nobody... can come up with, any plausible, innocent reason? A public event, when he allegedly abuses?

I’m sure some-body could?

At 31 January 2016 at 09:10 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The late Christopher Storey's (Soviet Analyst, Int.Currency Review}take on this was that he was signalling that he knew 'they' knew, but by this public gesture , he negated any blackmail /political pressure

At 31 January 2016 at 11:02 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

More likely, Litvinenko was working for MI6, and was colluding in a smear campaign against Putin. We know our security services have been operating a blackmail racket at Dolphin Square, so they were probably projecting their own perversions on to Putin.

At 31 January 2016 at 11:54 , Blogger Michael K. said...

More fun than a barrel of bonobos:

At 31 January 2016 at 14:42 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Putin's grandfather was a trusted chef for Lenin, and possibly Stalin too.

Back in those days the risk and worry associated with the use of poison to assassinate people was very real.
A chef to Lenin or Stalin had to be impeccably loyal and trusted.

Now his grandson runs the whole show, what a coincidence!

At 4 February 2016 at 20:34 , Blogger Greg Pearson said...

seems common knowledge no one becomes head of state UNLESS they are a deviant- isn't it posted somewhere on this site that Putin visited that child's camp in Azov on a regular basis? and obama did some months just before Project Spade was implemented?

At 22 August 2022 at 12:15 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no documented evidence that the Tsar Alexander 11 and the Grand Dukes cited were homosexuals. Rumors circulated by enemies and gossips is not proof.


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