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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.
WATCH: Gay Russians Brutally Attacked on Camera

WATCH: Gay Russians Brutally Attacked on Camera

A new video from Human Rights Watch puts on display the horrifying violence LGBT Russians face on a regular basis.

IOC President: We Are Not a 'World Government'

IOC President: We Are Not a 'World Government'

IOC president Thomas Bach claims that the power of the organization to influence hosting countries is limited, but confirmed that U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will give a keynote address addressing Russia's antigay laws.

Major Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

Olympic Sponsor AT&T Condemns Russia's Laws

The telecommunications company condemned Russia's antigay law and the violence it has spurred.

A Timeline — Because It's So Bad in Russia It's Hard to Remember Everything

A Timeline of Just How Bad It's Gotten in Russia 

From Pussy Riot to Putin, The Advocate outlines the key events that surrounded the passing of Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws and the aftermath leading to the Olympics.

WATCH: Parisians Protest Sochi Olympics With Visual Demonstration

WATCH: Parisians Colorfully Protest Sochi Olympics

Just days before the opening ceremonies in Sochi, Russia, activists in Paris took to the streets to highlight the Olympic host country's human rights violations.

WATCH: Katy Perry and Madonna Stand Up for LGBT Russians In #GayPropaganda

WATCH: Katy Perry, Madonna Spread #GayPropaganda

Katy Perry and Madonna have released a series of haunting videos highlighting the violence and discrimination LGBT people in Russia are facing.

3 Russians Convicted of Brutally Murdering Gay Man

Three Russians Convicted of Brutally Murdering Gay Man

In a rare move for the Russian judicial system, three men were convicted of brutally murdering a man they perceived to be gay.

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

Who Has Given Russia The Coldest Shoulder, So Far?

While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.

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