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Sophia Parnok

December 6, 2010


Russia's great lesbian poet, Sophia Parnok's last poems from the early 1930s were inspired by her final love affair with physicist Nina Vedeneyeva.


November 5, 2010


One of the few friends of Czar Nicholas II, poet, playwright and family man Grand Duke Konstantin Konstantinovich was also a secret bisexual with a long history of sexual encounters according to his posthumously published diaries.

Feodor Basmanov

October 24, 2010


Favorite and sometime lover of Ivan the Terrible, Feodor Basmanov was doomed to fall out of favor, dying (or probably executed) in 1570 after being forced to kill his own father.

Serge Sudeikin

October 11, 2010


Artist and set designer for the Ballet Russes and the Metropolitan Opera, Serge Sudeikin lived with his wife Olga Glebova and poet Mikhail Kuzmin for a time, until Glebova kicked Kuzmin out for having an affair with her husband.