INSIDE THE ANTI-GAY POGROM IN CHECHNYA

WHEN TWO GAY MEN MEET, THEY DON'T TELL ONE ANOTHER THEIR TRUE NAMES, MAKSIM SAID.

HOMOSEXUALITY IS TABOO IN CHECHNYA AND THE MOSTLY MUSLIM SURROUNDING AREAS OF THE CAUCASUS REGION IN SOUTHERN RUSSIA.

"One day, he suggested we meet for a drink," Maksim said. "And because we knew each other a long time, I did not suspect he would be capable of something like this."

GROZNY, Russia — It was supposed to be a night out. But for the young man who calls himself Maksim, as for scores of other gay men arrested in a pogrom this month in Russia’s Chechnya region, it pivoted into nearly two...

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