Russian Neo Nazi Groups Tricking And Torturing Gay Male Teenagers; The Blood is on Putin’s Hands

President Putin’s crusade against LGBT community in Russia has taken a new disturbing turn.

Russian Neo Nazis have been advised by a top-ranking supremacist to create fake profiles on a popular Russian social network,, and lure in gay male teenagers in order to torture and humiliate them for being gay.

Spectrum Human Rights Alliance reports:

Infamous Russian ultra-nationalist and former skin head, Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver” (or “Tesak” in Russian) spearheaded a country wide campaign against LGBT teens using a popular social network 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 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 often tortured while being recorded on video.

These self-proclaimed “crime fighters” perform their actions under the broad day light, often outside and clearly visible to general public that indifferently passes by or even commend them. Video recordings of 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 was clearly violated and despite numerous complaints from parents, victims and LGBT activists. Social network intermittently shuts down selected groups and profiles only to allow them to be re-open on the next day. Currently, the founder of, Pavel Durov, resides in the US and so far has not released any comments.

Update: Some more photos of the above incident from


They appear to be pouring urine from a bottle onto the victims head:

This graphic and violent video below shows an underage victim in Moscow, Russia. He was bullied, tortured and sprayed with urine in the broad day light:

UPDATE: The Huffington Post has provided a brief translation for the following video showing what appears to be a group of young Russian Neo Nazi members interrogationing and then attacking a 15-year-old gay boy:

The group approaches the teen and asks him if he had come there to meet someone named “Uncle Dima.” Then they bring him over to a bench and continue the interrogation. They ask why he was there to meet Dima and the boy admits he is there to have sex, possibly for money. Although the group members mock him, they are friendly at times, and the teen is willing to admit things about himself and his sexual preference. He says who he is, where he’s from, what school he goes to and that he is 15 years old.

Toward the end of the video the aggression heightens. At one point, one person who stepped slightly out of frame and appeared to urinate into a bottle, attempts to pour the contents of the bottle onto the teen’s head. Another kicks the teen. Then the video cuts off.


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UPDATE: The video below now has English subtitles thanks to Nikita Udovichenko

Youtube Video description:

Short narrative in English: Age of consent in Russia is currently 16 years old. On video one can see allegedly a 15 year old teen lured by an organized Neo Nazi gang of self-proclaimed “pedophile fighters” who posted a fake personal ad from allegedly an older man (named “Uncle Dima”).


This teen was forced to give out his full name, address, school name, parents names and etc. They laughed about his sexual preferences, bullied him, poured urine on him and kicked at the end.


We would never know what occurred after the camera went out. Naturally, all his personal details were released to the general public and viewed by millions in Russia. Infamous Russian ultranationalist and former skin head, Maxim Martsinkevich, known under the nickname “Cleaver” (or “Tesak” in Russian) spearheaded a country wide campaign against (primarily male) LGBT teens using a popular social network to capture, torture and ultimately out unsuspected male teen victims. Over 500 online groups were created. As one can see, they operate under a broad day light. Bystanders either ignore or condone their actions. Police refuse to arrest them even though they are in violation of the existing criminal laws in Russia. Their excuse? They fight pedophiles … but attacking pedophiles’ victims. Certainly, they are selective and lure mostly gay male teens. Being outed in a small Russian city often equal death, torture, suicide. They track suicides publicly online and brag about those deeds.

In many of the incidents, the attackers pour the urine over the victims head in what they call “Golden Showers” or “Urine therapy,” then send the victims, humiliated and insulted home. The man pictured below is named Maxim Marcinkiewicz, better known by his nickname Slasher. He is the man who has been credited with starting this new disturbing movement known by the hashtag #ОккупайПедофиляй or Occupy Pedophilia.

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In many incidents the victims are interrogated with sex toys and made to kiss or hold them and pose for pictures.



‘Slasher’ is an influential member of Russia’s far-right Neo-Nazi extremist group Format18 and is a former skinhead who served 3.5 years for inciting ethnic hatred.

A bent thumb symbol has become associated with the movement, which is a take on the iconic Facebook like button.




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  1. Jacopo on July 25, 2013

    so sad… hope skinheads will pay for what they have done

  2. David Fagan on July 25, 2013

    Adrian – Thanks for sharing this information. I’ve been following the anti-gay Putin-backed demonizing of GLBT for a year and am not surprised at the horrorific outcomes we are hearing about (2 murders, public aggression, violent attacks, etc). Please, what is the source/reference of the photo of the young man on his knees between the two neo-nazi? (The videos in the article have no reference to it). Also, is the ‘bent thumb’ sign a neo-nazi thing? What does it signify?

  3. oilgun on July 25, 2013

    It seems that Russians are just ignorant white trash.
    Boycott Sochi.

    • st. on July 26, 2013

      Boycotting Sochi will just punish athletes. What would be spectacular is if everyone went, and an openly gay athlete won a gold. I’d pay to see that.

  4. Kenn on July 25, 2013

    I’m not usually a conspiracy theorist, BUT since the State Department decided to put pressure on Putin to deliver Snowden to the Obama Regime, we’re suddenly seeing ‘Russians mistreat gays’ stories at a level that surpass any stories about gays being actually killed in Muslim countries. Coincidence?

    • I was exactly thinking the same but they don’t have snowden do they? isn’t snowden in Colombia or something?

      • Ryan Pullish on July 30, 2013

        No Snowden is in a Russian airport somewhere I have to agree if u you want to be gay in public you will find there are people willing to stand up for their misguided beliefs but on the other hand the same could be said about any public act of affection I don’t want to see anyone making out gay or straight keep it in the bedroom where it belongs and you know what if you don’t like where you are fucking move you’re not a tree you want to be openly gay go somewhere where it’s not illegal it you’re to stupid to do that piss off and don’t complain about being beaten up I don’t condone it and is a brutal and unnecessary way to act towards any human being but a law just or unjust if supported by the majority should be obeyed the fact that the church in Russia is corrupt and archaic it disgusting even the pope said just the other day “I don’t care if you are gay it’s none of my business” and he was talking about priests so I would have to assume he feels the same about anyone so who is anyone to persecute someone for there sexual orientation let alone torture them but still if that’s how it is move outta Russia go to Canada gay marriage is legal there.

  5. John on July 26, 2013

    Yo these LGBT people need to get militant and start taking these fuckers out.

    • nobody on July 28, 2013

      I completely agree. The only possible way to stop these pigs is with more violence. Being reasonable won’t do anything anymore.

  6. Llewelyn on July 26, 2013

    I will never go to Russia I have travelled all over the world and Russia is moving back to its very grey dark past. The Russian people joule act now before one by one each individual looses their rights to be free

  7. Alex on July 26, 2013

    Hope these fucking nazis will die slowly and painfully!

  8. Anonymous on July 26, 2013

    why communism land does not stop this crime?

  9. amos on July 26, 2013

    why the land of communism does not stop this crime.. You have the photographs now ?

  10. selent marlies on July 26, 2013

    absolut nogo mr. putin

  11. DAVID on July 26, 2013

    C’est l’expression la plus basse de l’etre humain qui se trouve justifie avec Poutine.
    “Qui blesse par l’epee,meurt par l’epee….!”
    Non, Poutine n’est pas un dictateur parce qu’il fait eliminer ce qui osent le reveler””!
    Pauvre Russie!

  12. Anonymous on July 26, 2013

    Fuckin cowards!

  13. iodine9 on July 26, 2013

    it’s time for a gay avenger to clean up these skinhead pukes…

    настало время для мстителя за геев, чтобы очистить этиx чудовищныx скинхедов

  14. iodine9 on July 26, 2013

    настало время для мстителя за геев, чтобы очистить этиx чудовищных скинхедов

    it’s time for a gay avenger to get rid of these skinhead pukes…

    • mark on July 26, 2013

      hear hear!

      God bless that poor boy. I hope he’s okay and not passed.

  15. Dale Harries on July 26, 2013

    It’s not just Russians, Eastern Europeans are doing some awful racist things in the UK against the Muslim community.

    I know it’s not strictly the same issue but it shows how ignorant anyone to the east of Europe is.

    Not alot can be done about it other than a “bash back” type of organisation. And i would bet £100 that the Russians would clamp down on that very quickly.

    I’m so glad i live in the civilised world! We should have dealth with Russia during the Cold War!

  16. Paul rutigliano on July 26, 2013

    This is so sad. These pigs that hate are afraid of their own sexuality. We all know they are taking it in the ass. All I have to say is….Karma. What goes around comes around. And remember, revenge is a mother fucker.

  17. rado on July 26, 2013

    its time to kill Putin + !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Barry on July 26, 2013

    What do you do when your government is completely corrupt and the entire country is going down the toilet? You send your people on a witch hunt to distract them. Governments have been using this technic for mellenia. It’s the old “pay no attention to the man behind the curtain” scam. Unfortuantely, it is the victim tarnish my the label of the witch who suffer, not the perpetrators (e.g. Putin). My heart goes out to these youth, all the gays and lesbians of Russia, and all those who have been labeled “witch” over the millenia.

  19. Isabella on July 26, 2013

    Incredible!!! Russia..a country that suffered the World War worst than the Jews and Polish together, has people that praise HItler???

  20. Roiben on July 26, 2013

    Russia has been going the complete opposite direction of where it should have long ago
    from the thought of peace… to this and possibly worse

  21. Nige on July 26, 2013

    Totally disgusting behavior. They are worse than Nazi’s. I HAD great respect for Russia must be falling to bits. Is this all they can occupy themselves with? If this is how Russia is transofming

  22. Nige on July 26, 2013

    Russia…..SHAME ON YOU! Totally disgusting behavior. They will be burning books and bodies next!

  23. Andre on July 26, 2013

    I wouldn’t say Russians are trash. Painting a whole population as two-dimensional villains never gives good things. I like to hope that these sad excuses for humans make the news because they don’t represent the majority. Similarly, I like to hope that every extremist act they commit serves only to further alienate them from everyday good people. It’s hard for good people to fight back when a government seems to endorse the thugs, but maybe worldwide attention directed at Russia will make it harder for the government to overtly or covertly suppress those who’d fight back.

  24. old fart on July 26, 2013

    If Tesak had any balls he would go after the “uncle Dimas” in these ads instead, having the world applaud him. But that would make him a target of the russian mafia since it’s their clients. mr Tesak would then end up scalped and without his small penis.

    So much easier to torture helpless children

  25. Richard Crooks on July 26, 2013

    Gays should get guns and start taking this kind out. No questions asked. It’s disgusting worse than animals.

  26. Simon on July 27, 2013

    Russia is a failed state. A depressing, underproductive place with no future. Scapegoating minorities just highlights their desperation.

  27. tom(dutch) on July 27, 2013

    Please someone kill those fcking Idiots. including putin

  28. Some guy on July 27, 2013

    Russian nationalists hate Putin across the board. This has nothing to do with Putin at all, Western fantasies about Putin controlling everything in Russia notwithstanding.

  29. Anonymous on July 27, 2013

    Какого хрена!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Обсуждайте свои страны! В ваших странах дерьма тоже много!!!

  30. pol on July 27, 2013

    the Russians are still inferior minds, and the government of them is a reflection of its society, I feel sorry

  31. sandra on July 27, 2013

    standing for rights

  32. nevenka on July 27, 2013

    what is happening is wrong

  33. Anonymous on July 27, 2013

    Russia today is far from “communism land”, you utterly ignorant fool. Also, nazism is almost the exact opposite of communism. My advice to you: die.

  34. Lunaskya on July 27, 2013

    Please spread the word: some countries, Canada and Australia for example, offer refugee status to gay people from homophobic countries.

    This is Canada’s biggest LGBT refugee lawyer: And the best part is that once you submit an application for refugee status, the Canadian government actually PAYS ALL YOUR LAWYER FEES!

    And for information on Australia’s gay refugee system, check out this blog:, or contact the people running the blog.

    In most cases, however, the best way to apply for refugee status is from inside these countries: so sadly, the person has to get to this country first (as a tourist, a student, or in any other possible way), then apply for refugee status RIGHT AT THE POINT OF ENTRY. In Canada, this immediately gives the applicant the right to stay in the country while the case is being considered, and even gives the applicant free federal healthcare!

    Please spread the word among your Russian friends. It’s important for the world to know what’s happening in Russia; but it’s just as important for Russian LGBT people to know that they do have some options.

  35. Anonymous on July 27, 2013

    Russia today is far from “communism land”, you obscenely ignorant fool. And Nazism is almost the exact opposite of Communism (see WWII). My advice to you: die.

    • Anonymous on July 28, 2013

      Nazism is just another name for communism, you illiterate yellow pig. Have a cancer and die, do mankind a favor.

      • Vladislav on August 12, 2013

        It’s false. Communism can not be compared with fascism! Fascism is a form of discrimination. Communism is a form of economic, like capitalism. Today in Russia there is capitalism, no communism. But the ideas of communism are popular, because they are great – equal rights for all, salaries, free medical care, social guarantees, guarantees of FREE education(including high-) and workplaces, fixed prices for all (no middlemen, which increase the price) etc.

  36. Jenn on July 27, 2013

    I hate religion period of any kind, as far as Russia ! I hate seeing anyone getting hurt or killed sad messed up world

  37. Boyhous on July 27, 2013

    What the fuck is wrong with people? Very insecure group of ignorant fucking trash. Wake up and worry about yourselves first before you worry about who’s dick is going up who’s ass.

  38. Mohamed on July 28, 2013

    Heart is hurt for that kid. I am just out of word and I curse those evil bastards. Much love from Maldives to everyone suffering this situation, since I know the feelings of being shunned from the society being in a Muslim country.

  39. Johan on July 28, 2013

    I bet Putin loves this blood on his hands.

  40. Scott on July 28, 2013

    These guys are probably gay themselves and can’t deal with it. If it turned them off this much, they would ignore it, not become preoccupied with it to the point of making it their whole life focus. The violence is really disturbing, however, as is the growing trend toward people committing atrocities on one another for the seeming purpose of videotaping and distributing it. Some people are even videotaping their murders now, and I have to believe it’s partly a reaction to watching violence and torture porn on the internet and becoming more and more desensitized to it. Sad, scary and perplexing.

  41. fartfacefoutyfour on July 28, 2013

    i’d like to see him getting beat up

  42. Elena on July 29, 2013

    I want to cry when i see my country is ruining by Putin’s regim and turning into fashizm((( Our government promote homophobia and people became cruel, they believe to
    TV-anti-gay-propaganda which is saying them: LGBT people are also pedophiles and rapers(( People are so naive they believe that putin’s lie( I don’t know if it’ll be stopped someday I think it will be only worser and worser. Russian government begining treating all tolerance people and many groups: childfree, atheists, heathens, feminists (poor innocent pussy riot as example). Government calls people lik me “an inner and ideology enemy”. D u know what u should do or say to make this government thinks so? U just need to say FREE pussy riot or GAYS ARE NORMAL, this is not mental sickness. Government thinks that any such point of view – is extremism (really! they do thinking so and say that). So i can constant that any person with tolerance mind with european mind in russa is the enemy of the state((( I am probably the enemy too though i just want democracy and human rights for all russians including gays, atheists, feminists and childfree
    Now nazism is almost russian government official igeology, so – they don’t do anything to make nazi go to prisons

  43. Ivan on July 31, 2013

    I was born and lived in russia, but left it. Since 1995 till now I’ve lost 9 of my close friends who were killed for being gay in russia. And even now when anybody call or email from russia to me I expect to hear something horrible, something like another of your friend was killed.
    russia is a place of stupidity they are animals…… putin and all of the government should be killed. When the time of judice will come, give me a killer weapon, I will do it all without regret!
    russia must die

  44. Master Ferdok on July 31, 2013

    When you look at the pics of the guys who bully the gays you can see that they are all ugly, kind of freaks. Especially the freak with the bolded head and this “nerd glasses”. You can see his stupidity glancing in his idiot eyes. I mean when you look like that freak what right would you have to bully another person…looking like such a freak??? It is amazing that you see the “nerd-freak” almost in any picture. We used to put those nerds into garbage tons, when I was at school….and yes, it should be done again.

  45. Diane on August 8, 2013

    You have to wonder how many of these guys are acting out of jealousy and not rage, too afraid to come out of the closet themselves. This happens all the time where gay men and boys who are actually gay target gays so they can hide their sexuality, appear heterosexual to others who may have shown doubt about them, or it’s a perverted way to for gays to “get even” with the people who have the courage to express they are gay. The rest of them have mental issues, people who can’t find any group that wants them so they go for the easy targets. Sick puppies, all. Pity the weak, the ones who have to torture to feel any sort of life in themselves.

  46. Anonymous on August 12, 2013

    Причём здесь Путин, тупые иностранцы?

  47. Im Russian nazi on August 12, 2013

    You fucking bitches , we Russian saved this world and your fucking lifes in 1945 . And now you stupid pigs tell us what we must do ? you stupid idiots , never try to teach russian. Zieg Hail !

  48. Xander on August 14, 2013

    We should have taken them out before they ever got to Berlin. They are no better than Hitlers wankers.

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  51. Anonymous on January 17, 2014

    just shows why russia is a 3rd world country