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Russian Sex Tape Scandal: Cold War Tactics Still Hot (NSFW)

Nearly 20 years after the fall of the Soviet Union, some prominent Russian politicians might be wondering if the infamous KGB is still in business. On March 28, 2010, a website, kanal911.com (NSFW), appeared featuring undercover videos of several key figures of the opposition to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin involved in various activities ranging from sex with two young women to snorting cocaine to paying bribes to police officers. The website claims to be the brainchild of the mysterious, ominous-sounding, and heretofore unknown "State Committee for the Protection of Morality, the Law, and the Social Contract" (Общественный Комитет по Защите Морали, Закона у Граждансково Согласия).

The videos were filmed in Moscow in either a police car or an apartment, both of which were wired with multiple hidden cameras at different angles in order to capture all of the action. They feature extensive (male) nudity, masturbation, drug use, and lots of money changing hands. We are pleased to report that at least one of the gentlemen is shown wearing a condom. The various video segments are interspersed with scenes borrowed from comedy shows, which gives the entire montage the feeling of a cross between such American shows as TMZ and Mystery Science Theater 3000. An article in the French daily newspaper Le Monde suggests that the comedy scenes and the soundtrack lend the entire production a strongly "Jewish" flavor, supposedly due to the Jewish origins of one of the protagonists.

Among the figures caught on tape in compromising positions are satirist and Putin critic Victor Anatolievich Shenderovich, founder and leader of the illegal National Bolshevik Party Eduard Limonov (pictured above right), anti-immigration extremist Alexander Belov-Bodkin, editor-in-chief of the Russian edition of Newsweek Michael Fishman, and prominent youth group leader Ilya Yashin. The other characters in the videos, police officers and the two young women, have their faces blurred out.

Following the release of the videos late last month, Ilya Yashin wrote a blog entry about his involvement in the scandal. He claims to have met one of the women, Katya Gerasimova (nicknamed "Mumu"-pictured left), through the Russian social media site V Kontakt (В Контакте) in 2008. He describes taking her out, being very attracted to her, and returning to "her apartment" (the one featured in all the video scenes) where he met her roommate Nastya Chukova (nicknamed "Chuks"). He admits to having sex with the women, both of whom claimed to be models, but says he became suspicious of their intentions when they brought out several sex toys, including dildos and ball gags. Yashin claims to have left the apartment once cocaine was brought out. He also absolves himself of any guilt in the matter, stating that he is a young, unmarried man who engaged in nothing illegal.

Following the release of the videos, two of the protagonists, Yashin and Fishman, have lodged formal complaints with the police inspector general. Other opposition politicians not (yet) featured in any compromising positions have publicly called for an investigation into the matter, saying that the professionalism of the videos as well as the seeming complicity of public servants (i.e., the police in the bribery scenes) suggest government, pro-Putin involvement. Then again, as the old saying goes, politics makes for strange bedfellows. Or perhaps not so strange after all—just ask Gary Hart, Marion Barry, John Edwards, etc. Old habits like sex, drugs, and even anti-semitism really do die hard.

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