Watch Russians Violently React To 2 Men Holding Hands In Moscow Social Experiment

Two brave Russian Youtubers who set out to capture the reactions of Moscow residents to a gay couple holding hands in public may have underestimated the dangers of being openly gay in public.

The video, which has gone viral with over one million views on its first day, captures several homophobic Russians cursing and even physically assaulting the ‘ gay couple.’

The men explain they set up the social experiment to capture the reactions of Russians to two men holding hands shortly after global news coverage of the United States Supreme Court’s decision legalized same-sex marriage across all 50 states on June 26.

Watch the hair-raising video below (turn on Closed Captioning “CC” to view English subtitles):