Saturday, March 17, 2012

Rudolf Nureyev Born On March 17th

Rudold Nureyev was born March 17th, 1938. His mother Feride gave birth on a train enroute to Irkutsk, Siberia while she was traveling to be with her husband Hamit who was stationed as a Red Army guard in Vladivostok. Nureyev defected from the Soviet Union in 1961 and soon meet Danish dancer Erik Bruhn, with whom he had a relationship until Bruhn's death in 1986.

Read more about Nureyev at the dancer's official site and Gay Armenia Blog.

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