One year after the anti-gay purges in Chechnya were first reported, protests take place in several world cities. Hundreds gather outside Russian embassies in London, Brasilia, Mexico City, Munich, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm and New York to highlight the plight of gay men living in the region, part of the Russian Republic. Dozens, possibly hundreds, of Chechen gay men were abducted, held in camps and tortured. Some are still missing, presumed dead. The protests spark the Instagram #kiss4lgbtqrights, with protesters geo-locating themselves at The Kremlin, Moscow.