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The Story Of A 16-Year-Old Boy Living With A Porn Star For A Month Is Probably Fake

WARNING: This post is a little NSFW-ish.

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Earlier this week, Russian media site LifeNews reported that a "16-year-old gamer" from Moscow had won a contest allowing him to live in a hotel room in Moscow with an adult film actress for a month.

According to the report, 16-year-old Ruslan Shchedrin won the contest after being the 100,000th person to visit Cases4Real, a website that sells virtual weapons for the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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His mother, Vera Schedrina, told reporters, 'I am absolutely against it. He has got exams, he is studying." The actress, Makarova, said that if Schedrin wanted to have sex with her during the month, she would consider it.

Russian media noticed the story as well, immediately calling it fake. Russian viral marketing expert Andrew Konyaev tweeted, "Guys, here’s a cool fake. This guy is an actor but news channel reports this viral story as real events."

Посоны, крутейший фейк. Парень-актер, а новости сюжет вирусняка пересказывают как реальные события

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Russian media site TJournal put together a rundown of all the things that are fishy with this story. They were unable to verify the identity of Schedrin's mother and it's believed that his sister is an actress too.

As for the porn actress, she appears to be in the adult film industry and has performed under numerous names, such as Ekaterina, Irena, Irene, or Janna.

On Wednesday, LifeNews did another newscast, this time with a man identifying himself as Schedrin's father saying that he wants to go into the porn actress's hotel room for a month instead of his son.

Cases4Real is also being accused of violating Russian law.

In addition to the allegations that this is just a viral marketing hoax, Cases4Real may have broken the law if its contest is real. In Russia, if a company wants to hold a giveaway, the rules of the contest must be published in a clear and understandable way. That's not even mentioning the fact that the company hasn't released any details about the logistics of how the 16-year-old will be living with the porn actress.

When TJournal brought all of this up to Beseda, he said, "Well, if authorities gonna do something about it, we're going to have even more PR."

The whole has become a giant joke on Russian social media, and inspired a bunch of memes like this one:

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"Like if you’re jealous."

"Make a comment below if you’d like to win a month with his sister."

"Repost if you think his mom is hot too."

Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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