The Second Annual Bestseller List of Russian Books for Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transsexuals was announced earlier this year. The books were ranked by quantity of books sold from the gay store "Indigo" and online store Shop.Gay.Ru.
Nikolas Koro, the first openly homosexual Russian businessman, describes a day in the life of a Moscow gay
A German philanthropist, who prefers to remain anonymous, wanted to commend the success of his Russian colleagues in the publishing business by presenting them with special prizes. The prizes were recently received from Germany and have been awarded to the winners.
As reported previously, the most read Russian books of 2005 were:
1. The First Russian Gay Guide of Cities and Countries "Spartak" 2005/2006
2. A Collection of Russian Gay Biographies "69. Russian Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transsexuals" written by the critic Vladimir Kirsanov and published in cooperation with the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Russia.
3. Two novels by writer Gennady Trifonov "The Net" and "Two Ballets by George Balanchine." Trifonov was convicted in the 1970s for violation of Statute 121 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation "for bedding men," and spent several years in prison. In the 1990s many of his works were translated into foreign languages.
4. A Collection of Poems by Yashka Kazanova. Her poetry has been set to music by Svetlana Surganova, a Lesbian-revered Russian rock singer.
5. A collection of stories by the well-known author of "LiveJournal" Alamat Malatov, entitled "Double Code".
6. A narrative of the renowned Russian marking expert and co-director of "Capital Research Group" Nikolas Koro called "The Charm of Moscow Abominations." In his book, Nikolas Koro, the first openly homosexual Russian businessman, describes a day in the life of a Moscow gay.
Translation by Timofey Grishin