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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.
Russia Today Reporter Quits, Cites Network’s Pro-Putin Bias
July 21 2014 7:08 PM ET

Russia Today Reporter Quits, Cites Network’s Pro-Putin Bias

Rebecca Juro

RT correspondent Sara Firth quits in protest of network's pro-Russian government bias.

NOM Uses Pro-Gay Russian Photographer In Latest Antigay Meme
July 07 2014 3:53 PM ET

NOM's Latest Bungled Effort to Oppose Marriage Equality

Sunnivie Brydum

Before using a photographer's images to oppose same-sex marriage, NOM should probably take a look at the artist's portfolio.

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination
July 07 2014 3:00 PM ET

Russian Priest: Colorful Shoes Make Soccer a Gay Abomination

Michelle Garcia

The hairstyles and shoes soccer players wear apparently make the sport an 'abomination.'

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One
June 30 2014 4:30 AM ET

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One

Ty Cobb

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia
June 28 2014 7:00 AM ET

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia

Thom Senzee

From Putin's Olympic lies to an absurd Valentine's Day incident at a Russian elementary school, HRC lays out the impact of Russia's nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

PHOTOS: Russian Hooligans in NYC
June 25 2014 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Russian Hooligans in NYC

Christopher Harrity

Russian multitalent Seva Galkin brings his ridiculously sexy photos from his collection Russian Hooligans to a post-Pride exhibit.

Police Apprehend LGBT Pride Protesters in Moscow
June 01 2014 12:25 PM ET

Police Apprehend LGBT Pride Protesters in Moscow

Thom Senzee

Hauled away from police after being attacked by an onlooker, the women were taken in by police but it hasn't been reported whether or not they were charged with a crime.

Moscow Club Central Station to Reopen
May 28 2014 8:10 PM ET

Moscow Club Central Station to Reopen

Trudy Ring

The gay nightclub, which closed in March after a series of attacks, will reopen in a new location.

Putin Claims 'Gay Nazis' Behind Ukrainian Unrest
May 16 2014 2:02 PM ET

Putin Claims 'Gay Nazis' Behind Ukrainian Unrest

Sunnivie Brydum

The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical's playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine.

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders
May 03 2014 1:37 PM ET

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

Trudy Ring

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Takes Effect in Crimea
May 01 2014 1:21 PM ET

Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Takes Effect in Crimea

Daniel Reynolds

Authorities have canceled a Pride march and are planning more serious measures to eradicate the 'experimental practice of sodomy' in Crimea, which recently voted to become part of Russia.

Russian, Armenian Petitions Seek Drag Performer's Removal From Eurovision
April 28 2014 6:52 PM ET

Russian, Armenian Petitions Seek Drag Performer's Removal From Eurovision

Jase Peeples

Austria’s choice of bearded drag performer Conchita Wurst to compete for the country at the annual Eurovision Song Contest has several antigay nations hitting a sour note.

Antigay Protesters Disrupt Showing of LGBT Youth Film in Moscow
April 25 2014 3:41 PM ET

Antigay Protesters Disrupt Showing of LGBT Youth Film in Moscow

Trudy Ring

At the premiere screening of Children 404, a documentary on LGBT teens in Russia, protesters demanded to know if minors were present and had police check IDs.

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