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Those hippies—in search of love, freedom, and rock ‘n’ roll—were the high water mark of a movement catalyzed by its complete rejection of midcentury America’s status quo.
But if the Summer of Love’s lasting legacy would prove less than earth shattering, its ethos was echoing further abroad than many may have realized at the time.
A 17-year-old girl has been exposed as the alleged mastermind behind the Blue Whale suicide game.
The teenager is accused of being behind the sick craze which has encouraged dozens of vulnerable children to take their own lives.
That very summer, many Russian teenagers were coming together in a similarly hedonistic fashion.
And for the editorial team at , emphasizing how Americanized the Soviets were becoming would have fit perfectly into the upbeat narrative that, when faced with the evil austerity of Communism, a younger, more educated generation will always rise to reset the balance.
The unnamed Russian girl, who has now been arrested, issued threats to her victims to murder them or their family members if they failed to obey orders to complete tasks she set them.
A 21-year-old man was also arrested near Moscow and has been accused of inciting young girls to take their own lives.
She would allegedly set victims 50 tasks in 50 days aimed at ‘creating psychologically traumatising situations’, with the final stage demanding that the victim commits suicide.
This included encouraging them to watch horror movies, waking in the middle of the night, and self harming.