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Russian homoerotic political ad claims not voting makes you gay

Russian ad follows two gay men who would rather have sex than vote.
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Facebook - Андрей Неродо

The Russians are trying to influence people to get out and vote in the regional elections in a homoerotic ad that insinuates if you don't vote you're having gay sex. 

Just under a minute long, the advert shows two young Russian men having a conversation about why they shouldn't vote, one claiming it's “an illusion of democracy" according to New Now Next

The pair travels on a bus while berating the system eventually reaching their destination; a bedroom where one of the men undresses down to his briefs and takes a prone position on the bed.

“They’re amoral. They think they can fool the people,” says one. 

In the end, the other man unbuckles his pants and slams the door on the camera, “Let the others go and vote. We have more important things to do."

The only message that flashes on the screen is September 9, the date of the gubernatorial elections.

The spot has been viewed on Facebook more than 2,000 times and even more on Vkontakte, the Russian version of Facebook. 

No political party has laid claim to the ad, although some think it was produced by the governor of Samara.

Russia has a history of making ads which mock non-voters, labeling them as homosexuals. 

In the 2018 presidential elections, another ad ran which claimed not voting would lead to straight men being forced to live with a homosexual. 

You can watch the entire ad HERE.