Russia

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.

The Olympian is working on a musical about his life and talks with The Advocate about why artists can't let politicians hush them.

November 30 2016 4:00 AM

In an unprecedented move, the Republican nominee says he will meet with the Russian president before the inauguration if he is elected. 

October 18 2016 3:51 PM

That’s the only reasonable explanation for why an LGBT march would be approved in Ivanovo, says infamously antigay lawmaker Vitaly Milonov. 

September 28 2016 5:06 PM

A website that boasted an estimated 100,000 page views a day is now banned throughout the country.

September 22 2016 9:15 AM
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