Anti-LGBT activists in the city of Belgorod, near Russia?s border with Ukraine, posed online as a gay 15-year-old and lured South African student David Smith, 20, into a sting.

Anti-LGBT activists in the city of Belgorod, near Russia's border with Ukraine, posed online as a gay 15-year-old and lured South African student David Smith, 20, into a sting.

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First they taunted him and asked him if he wanted to have sex with a cat.

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Then they shaved a line down his head and painted it...

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Forced him to kiss a watermelon..

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And then smashed it into his face.

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Then, they made him simulate oral sex on a beer bottle...

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Say a racist epithet from a famous Russian movie called Brother .

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And make the movement's hand signal.

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Smith filed a complaint to the police, but was expelled from university, one of the activists wrote .

cs310923.vk.me / Via Yuri Zigunov / VK.com

Racism remains rampant in Russia. According to the Sova Center, a Russian group that tracks racist violence, at least two people were killed and 20 attacked by racists or neo-Nazis in October alone. In its travel advisory, the State Department says non-white Americans have been ?victimized in violent attacks by ?skinheads? or other extremists.? The issue, like Russia?s campaign against LGBT rights, has been highlighted as the country gets ready to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi in February.

Source: BUZZFEED

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