Vegan Gold Medalist, Alexey Voyevoda


Alexey Voyevoda, native of Sochi, has been vegan for over three years and he just won gold for Russia. He’s been a professional bobsleigher since 2002 and is well-known as a championship pro arm wrestler (is anyone thinking what I’m thinking ? A vegan arm-wrestling hulk face-off: Rob Bigwood vs. Alexey Voyevoda?). In a recent PETA interview Voyevoda says of his vegan lifestyle:

I no longer eat the suffering and pain of defenceless animals. Secondly, my body has become lighter, so to say “clearer”. Thirdly, in my profession, flexibility and elasticity are incredibly important, and I increased both of these. And fourthly, now I almost never suffer from a cold or flu. –

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Joshua Katcher is an adjunct professor of fashion at Parsons The New School. His research focuses on sustainability and ethics in fashion production. He started The Discerning Brute in 2008 as a resource for men who want to make intelligent decisions concerning their lifestyles. With a focus on “fashion, food & etiquette for the ethically handsome man”, The Discerning Brute produces expert, essential content and boldly takes a stand. Brave GentleMan, the integrated, eCommerce brother-site of The Discerning Brute was launched in 2011 and features “principled attire” and “smart supplies” handpicked for informed indulgence.
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  • Bartholomew Jahusifer Walrus

    Awesome guy! Inspires me to quit cheese, so damn hard to eliminate cheese for me especially having no decent vegan options at restaurants where I live. Goddam pizza and burritos, why is your cheese so alluring?

    • Mike Williams

      Your right but it can be done, especially when you feel the improvement. I did miss a good cheese sandwich but a reasonable alternative, plus salad and pickle hits the spot. Oh, and a good pizza doesn’t needs cheese. Good luck with it.