With the legalization of same-sex marriage in the United States, Russian YouTubers ChebuRussiaTV decided to remind us that homosexuals in other parts of the world don't have much to celebrate.
As a social experiment, two young Russian dudes innocently strolled through the streets of Moscow, hand-in-hand. Reactions range from hostile stares to homophobic expletives to full-on violence. At one point, one of the young men expresses fear for his safety after being shoved by a particularly ornery pedestrian.
Though the gays are the least of Russia's problems -- an unstable economy and an even more unstable, shirtless horseback-riding megalomaniac as a president immediatley come to mind -- a controversial law banning so-called "gay propaganda" around children has exacerbated homophobia in the world's ninth most populous nation.