President Putin's crusade against LGBT community in Russia took a new turn.
Infamous Russian ultranationalist and former skin head, Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname "Cleaver" (or "Tesak" in Russian) has spearheaded a country wide campaign against LGBT teens using a popular russian social network VK.com to lure unsuspected victims through personal ads.
Mr. Martsinkevich's numerous and enthusiastic followers started two projects: "Occupy Pedophilyaj" and "Occupy Gerontilyaj".
Allegedly they are trying to identify and report pedophiles using these "movements". In reality, over 500 online groups have been created inside the VK.com social network in order to organize illegal militant groups in every Russian city.
Oddly enough their idea of fighting pedophiles targets exclusively male teenagers who respond to the same-sex personal ads and show up for a date.
Captured victims are bullied and tortured while being recorded on video.
These self-proclaimed "crime fighters" perform their actions under broad day light, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commend them.
Video recordings and photos of the bullying and tortures are freely distributed on the Internet in order to out LGBT teens to their respective schools, parents and friends.
Many victims were driven to suicides, the rest are deeply traumatized. So far Russian police took no action against these "movements" even though Russian criminal code is being clearly violated and despite numerous complaints from parents, victims and LGBT activists.
Social network VK.com intermittently shuts down selected groups and profiles only to allow them to be re-open on the next day. Currently, the founder of VK.com, Pavel Durov, resides in the US and so far has not released any comments.
This graphic and violent video shows the group harassing an underage victim in Moscow, Russia. He was bullied, tortured and sprayed with urine in broad day light.