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Maxim Martsinkevich Might Be Putin’s Chief Anti-Gay Enforcer

by | 29th, January 2014

Maxim Martsinkevich


MAXIM Martsinkevich is the head of Occupy Pedophilia, an anti-gay group. He used to be a leading light in the neo-Nazi groups Format18. He’s just been deported from Cuba, accused of kidnapping and torturing Russian LGBT teens. It’s alleged that he lured his victims through fake social media profiles. Attacks were filmed and uploaded onto the web.

This site reports that in 2012, Martsinkevich, 29, told news website that he charged people a fee to take part in these child abuser-hunting “safaris.”


Maxim Martsinkevich, also known as "The Hatchet" in Russian, gives the Nazi salute during a gathering of skinheads outside Moscow, in this June 16, 2004, file photo. A Moscow court sanctioned the arrest of Martsinkevich for his role as a leader in a right-wing ultrtanationalist group, the RIA-Novosti news agency reported on Wednesday, July 4, 2007. Russia has seen a spike in racist and anti-immigrant violence in recent years.


Other than finding an excuse to beat people up, the apparent idea behind this movement was to trap peadophiles. But most of the alleged victims seem to be gay teenagers.



The profile shows nearly 135,000 followers.  Martsinkevich’s profile includes photos like this.


Maybe Martsinkevich is of one mind with Vladimir Putin, for whom being gay and being a child abuser are two sides of the same coin. After all, it was Putin who opined:

“We do not have a ban on non-traditional sexual relationships. We have a ban on the propaganda of homosexuality and paedophilia. I want to underline this. Propaganda among children. These are absolutely different things – a ban on something or a ban on the propaganda of that thing… We are not forbidding anything and nobody is being grabbed off the street, and there is no punishment for such kinds of relations. You can feel relaxed and calm [in Russia], but leave children alone please.”

Martsinkevich was  formally charged and arrested in absentia on Dec. 13, 2013, by Moscow’s Kuntsevskiy court.

He’s charged with incitement of hatred or enmity and human dignity with violence. He was also wanted in connection with an attack in Ukraine on a former contestant of the Ukrainian The X Factor.


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He then fled to Cuba, allegedly on a false  passport.

From there he wrote a blog post:

Attention! Official dispatch from Freedom Island (i.e. Cuba)!

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