By Melanie Nathan, August 28, 2013.
Michael Lucas wrote a very good article encapsulating the downfall of Nikolai Alekseev, as an activist leader for Russia’s LGBT community, only to provide Alekseev with more fuel for his fire of self destruct. At the same time he may have provided the very excuse Nikolai needs to finally leave LGBT activism as he continues to hurt LGBT Russia with his inflammatory and irrational behavior. If there was any bait to be taken Alekseev took it “hook ,line and sinker,” as they say in the classics! The series of Facebook status updates shows yet another example of just how unstable Nikolai Alekseev is and seems to confirm the nature of what Lucas is asserting.
At first Alekseev says he will not allow the so called Police raid on his apartment deter him from his LGBT equality activism and begs for more money for his organization GayRussia and Pride Moscow, all from the Americans who he has turned on in previous status updates. Mere hours later he notes, that because of an article by Michael Lucas and the criticism of American activists, he will be retiring from LGBT activism.
He also threatens Lucas’s life as well as to withdraw 30 cases from the European Human Rights Court. A later post reflects his diminished status with Moscow Pride. He then notes that he is seeking counsel to sue Michael Lucas in the U.S.A. for libel.
I do believe Alekseev needs a break, like a long departure from the scene. He is too controversial and hurting LGBT standing in Russia. As said before he should relinquish the crown, and whether he is working for Putin or not, does not matter, because he is helping Putin anyway. His behavior over quite some years, has rendered him severely compromised, all at his own bidding.
After writing this I just read 76 Crimes on this issue.