Neo-Nazis - Russia

2013 With economic turmoil and extreme-right political parties on the rise, Moscow has expressed its concern that factions inside of some European countries that were part of the Soviet Union (Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, Croatia) are attempting to revive and glorify the Nazi ideology. In 2013 a neo-Nazi group in Russia enacted a campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth by using a popular social network to lure in victims and torture them. The group targets LGBT teenagers between the ages of 14 and 16 with personal ads hosted on Russian social networking sites advertising gay dates. When the teens respond to the ads, they are captured, often bullied and tortured, then forced to come out as gay on videos intended to be shared with their friends, family, and community members.  President President Vladimir Putin has exacerbated the situation by signing into law the "homosexual propaganda" bill, which imposes fines upon…

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