Russian star erases his Putin tattoo

Russian star erases his Putin tattoo


norman lebrecht

May 02, 2021

The eccentric dance star Sergei Polunin:

It’s, like, 40 times I’ve been [to Russia], and the blistering… (he sighs)… And every time I go I get a thankful letter from Putin, it’s like: ‘Oh.’ And I’m removing it. I’m just curious to see who I am…

More in the Telegraph.



  • Richard Master says:

    But Muti can’t remove the pictures of his tête-à-tête with Vladimir – just Google them and enjoy Riccardo’s deferential and adoring gaze! A little dictator meeting a much bigger and powerful one 😉

  • John Borstlap says:

    Too disgusting for words.

  • John Borstlap says:

    Tattoos are a symbol of primitive ‘Weltanschauung’, of rejection of civilized values, so it is quite idiotic to sport them as a ballet dancer. It demonstrates deep contempt for his own profession. How crazy can you get?

  • What was he thinking when he got it?

  • Mick the Knife says:

    A man with a tatoo of another man’s face? That is beyond eccentric.