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.

Democrats and Republicans are coming together to intiate an inquiry into Russia's cyberattacks.

December 19 2016 1:45 PM

President Obama announced the U.S. would retaliate against Russia for interfering in the 2016 presidential election, and he and his spokesman refuted claims Donald Trump wasn't aware.

December 16 2016 7:22 PM

President Obama ordered a review, then came a report by The New York Times quoting senior officials as saying the CIA believes hackers broke into the GOP's computers, and yet did nothing. 

December 10 2016 12:39 AM

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
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