Diplomat recalled following sex scandal - claim

  • 2007-07-30
  • By TBT staff and wire reports
VILNIUS - The Lietuvos Rytas newspaper has made an extraoridnary claim that a Russian diplomat has been spirited back to Moscow after becoming embroiled in a bizarre sex scandal.

The newspaper alleges that Alexander Zemerov, first assistant to the Russian defense attache in Lithuania, was forced to leave his position after it was revealed that he had been procuring male prostitutes for use by his wife.

In its July 28 edition, Lietuvos Rytas claimed the 43-year-old colonel and his wife were moved back to Russia after the paper obtained evidence that Zemzerov sometimes presents his wife with an unusual gift - a sex partner.

A male prostitute interviewed by reporters said that one of his clients had been the Russian diplomat's wife. The man recognized Zemzerov while watching television and noticing that the man on screen in a Russian officer's uniform was the same man who had hired him to entertain his wife.