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Russian anti-gay extremist sentenced to five years in penal colony

| Sunday, August 17, 2014
Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich
MOSCOW -- The leader of the Russian anti-gay vigilante group “Occupy Pedophilia,” who is alleged to have lured LGBT youth to abusive encounters through fake social media profiles, was sentenced Friday to five years in a Russian penal colony. Maxim Sergeyevich Martsinkevich was convicted of inciting and fomenting cases of extremism by posting videos on the “Vkontakte” ( ...

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Russian LGBT teen advocate charged under anti-gay propaganda law

| Friday, January 31, 2014
Elena Klimova
NIZHNY TAGIL, Russia -- A freelance Russia journalist was charged Friday for violating the country's anti-gay propaganda law for creating a online LGBT teen support group on Russian social media website VKontakte (

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Russian anti-gay extremist under criminal investigation, reportedly flees country

| Monday, November 11, 2013
VK.comMaxim Martsinkevich (center) with alleged Ukrainian victims.
MOSCOW -- Russian authorities have initiated criminal proceedings against a Russian ultra-nationalist responsible for several homophobic assaults on LGBT persons, including attacks on citizens from Ukraine, Iraq, and South Africa.

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Russian anti-gay extremists claim recent torture victim has died

| Tuesday, August 6, 2013
This image posted to the "Occupy Pedophilia" group on, depicts group members "Lion Fancy" (left) and Mikhail Krasnov (right) standing over an unidentified victim.
An anti-gay Russian Ultra-nationalist known for using social media to target LGBT youth in Russia, claims that one of his victims, an alleged "teen" who was tortured and depicted in a widely circulated photo last week, has died.

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Russian extremists using social media to target, attack LGBT youth

| Thursday, July 25, 2013
KAMENSK-URAL, Russia -- A network of loosely organized groups of Russian ultra-nationalists are targeting LGBT youth for bullying and assault by creating fake social media profiles and gay personals to attract unsuspecting victims.

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