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News from within the borders of Russia and the fight for LGBT equality there. The country's president, Vladimir Putin, ignited an international firestorm in the summer after signing the so-called gay propaganda law, which prohibits positive depictions of LGBT people in the Russian media. Russia is a country in southern Eurasia. It is also the world's largest country, although it ranks eighth most populous. Russia has a rich cultural heritage, and has contributed such figures as Leo Tolstoy, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Anton Chekhov, Anna Pavlova, and Igor Stravinsky.
Nyet: Play About Oscar Wilde Banned in Moscow

Nyet: Play About Oscar Wilde Banned in Moscow

The play's author says he believes it ran afoul of Russia's 'gay propaganda' law.

Kyrgyzstan Advances 'Gay Propaganda' Bill Harsher Than Russia's

Kyrgyzstan Advances Harsh 'Gay Propaganda' Bill

The bill, even more draconian than Russia's, has received the second of three necessary approvals by Kyrgyz lawmakers.

Antigay Russian Pol Denounces 'Game of Thrones' for 'Sexual Deviant' Characters

Antigay Russian Pol Denounces Game of Thrones for 'Sexual Deviant' Characters

Vitaly Milonov, father of the nation's 'gay propaganda' law, wants GOT off the air or at least labeled as harmful.

Russian Court Won't Reinstate Fired Lesbian Teacher

Russian Court Won't Reinstate Fired Lesbian Teacher

The teacher, who was fired for alleged 'immoral behavior,' plans to appeal.

WATCH: Russian Army Sings 'Barbie Girl'

WATCH: Russian Army Sings 'Barbie Girl'

The surfacing of a YouTube clip of singing soldiers conjures an era when Russia didn't automatically prompt thoughts of homophobia.

Russia Fails to Block Same-Sex Spousal Benefits for U.N. Employees

Russia Fails to Block Same-Sex Spousal Benefits for U.N. Employees

Much to the chagrin of some of the world's most homophobic governments, lesbian, gay and bisexual staffers at the United Nations will be able to share benefits with their same-sex spouses.

Russian Lesbian Club Raided After Owners Post Viral Kissing Selfie

Lesbian Kissing Selfie Prompts Russia's Latest Bar Raid

Russian politician Vitaly Milonov appears to be making good on his threat to shutter the St. Petersburg club owned by a lesbian couple who trolled him by kissing on a recent flight.

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Op-ed: One Year After Sochi, the Silence Is Deafening

Was the global outrage at Russia’s anti-LGBT propaganda law just a flash in the pan?

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