Although he is now a retired tennis player, this week I’ve decided to feature the sexy 33-year-old Marat Safin from Russia. During his career, he won two grand slam tournaments and reached the World No. 1 ranking. Although he was known for his hot temper on the court (he holds the record for most broken racquets in a year with 87), he was also known for being hot – LOL.
He started his professional career in 1997 and retired in 2009. Looking back at his career, he is recognized as one of the most talented players of the 90s and 2000′s. His good looks and sexy body (which includes a few tattoos) definitely got him some attention – and still does.
Outside of tennis, in an interview with USA Today he stated, “I’m Russian, but I’m 100% Muslim. All the Muslim people are passionate, stubborn. We have hot blood.” Check out his sexy pictures below!
Alexander Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev are two professional soccer players from Russia that recently spent their vacation in Miami. They posted a bunch of photos together, with some being very suggestive. If they are a couple, they are SO cute together, but some think that it may not be the case.
The reason is because Russia is not a country that is very supportive of their gay citizens and thus, it would be very ballsy for them to be posting such photos in social media. They would obviously be aware of what the response might be. That being said, maybe they are a couple and they did it on purpose to be bold and throw it in the faces of the homophobes. Many Russian soccer fans do not support gays playing their sport… nor do they support black people playing either. Ridiculous.
Check out the photos below. They most suggestive ones are one of Kokorin kissing Mamaev and another of the two of them in a bubble bath together. Enjoy!
Earlier this year, the Russian government passed new homophobic legislation. The gay “propaganda” law imposes administrative fines on the so-called “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgenderism” and pedophilia to minors. Madonna vowed to speak against this anti-gay legislation when her current world tour stopped in St. Petersburg. True to her word, Madge delivered a fiery speech on August 9th to concert goers which was attended by children and adults. Here’s a portion of what she said:
“The gay community here, and all around the world, have the same rights, to be treated with dignity, with respect, with tolerance, with compassion, with love.” – Madonna
Given that her words broke Russian law, she’s now being sued by nine Russian activists who were offended by her “gay propaganda”. Alexander Pochuyev, the lawyer representing the activists, filed the lawsuit on Friday, August 17. Along with the “Like A Virgin” singer, the concert organizer and venue are named as defendants. What’s the cost of their mental anguish? Approximately $10.5 million US dollars, roughly 333 million rubles.
“No one is burning anyone at the stake or carrying out an Inquisition. Modern civilization requires tolerance and respect for different values,” the Pochuyev argued.
The 30th Olympiad, host to Great Britain, has officially come to a close. There were many highlights, including both the opening and closing ceremonies, heart-felt defeat for some Canadians, like the men’s 4x100m relay team, and a Canadian first with a gold medal in women’s trampoline from 23-year-old Rosie MacLennan.
The highlight: The closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympics featured performances by three openly gay musicians: George Michael, and Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe of the Pet Shops Boys. The closing ceremonies also celebrated the late Freddie Mercury of Queen, who Jessie J did justice to and who is also openly bisexual.
Ever since St. Petersburg’s Governor Georgy Poltavchenko signed its new homophobic law, companies like Mercedes-Benz and PepsiCo have been urged to boycott St. Petersburg. The gay “propaganda” law imposes administrative fines on the so-called “propaganda of sodomy, lesbianism, bisexuality, transgenderism” and pedophilia to minors.
The foggy and subjective law is so broad that it allows for unscrupulous law enforcement to detain anyone they perceive to be breaking the law. The new legislation has the caught the world’s attention and drawn the disapproval of many countries. Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is so deeply concerned, he urged a travel advisory be issued warning Canadians traveling to St. Petersburg.
Homosexuality is legal, though some still strongly disapprove of it. Canadians are advised to avoid displaying affection in public, as homosexuals can be targets of violence. A law prohibiting public actions propagandizing homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality and transsexuality among minors, and prohibiting public actions propagandizing pedophilia, will come into effect in St. Petersburg on March 17th, 2012. Public actions (including dissemination of information, statements, displays or conspicuous behaviour) contradicting or appearing to contradict this law may lead to arrest, prosecution and the imposition of a fine. Similar laws are already in effect in Ryazan, Arkhangelsk and Kostroma. - Canadian Travel Advisory
How awesome is this? The EUobserver is reporting that the Polish foreign minister has informed Warsaw gay pride organizers that people from Belarus, Russia, and Ukraine who want to take part in the pride march in June will temporarily be able to enter the EU for free! This is great because the EU’s “Schengen zone” is usually €35 for Russians and Ukrainians and €60 for Belarusians – when the average wage is only €300 a month.
A Warsaw-based spokesman for the Polish EU presidency named Konrad Niklewicz explained how the western stereotype of Poles being Roman Catholic homophobes is unfair stating, “Poland is a tolerant country and the vast majority of Polish society has absolutely no sympathy for any kind of intolerance toward minority groups.”
When I think beauty, three things that would probably never cross my mind are Russian, Prison, or Women (sorry convicts). Combine them all though, and we get quite the spectacle.
These pictures from a Russian woman’s prison beauty pageant are just awesome. Click here for more. The site’s in Russina, so I could only get what I read from Boing Boing. Rumored segments included evening wear, the talent competition, and snitch cutting.
This just goes to show you, prisoners are still people. Although, really what’s worse: A convicted murderer or a beauty pageant stage mother?
I can’t wait until the next season of Russia’s Next Top Jail Model.