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.

With the Russian PR machine in high gear for the Olympics, this British documentary uncovers what's really happening to LGBT people.

February 07 2014 1:16 PM

An new TV spot brings a first for Chevrolet

February 07 2014 12:09 PM

A student journalist heads to Sochi to cover the Winter Games, but he was a little worried about how he might be perceived.

February 07 2014 7:30 AM

Russia may have adopted a few modern trappings, but this in-depth look examines how LGBT lives there have only gotten worse in the last several decades.

February 07 2014 5:00 AM Updated

Kargelstev's photos of his friends and lovers explore the instant nostalgia found in Polaroids.

February 07 2014 4:00 AM

The activists, demonstrating at the Olympic countdown clock in St. Petersburg, were quickly cited by police officers.

February 06 2014 4:51 PM

Russian deputy prime minister Dmitry Kozak echoed President Putin's remarks, saying adults have a right to 'understand their sexual activity,' but adding, 'Please do not touch kids. That’s the only thing.'

February 06 2014 2:46 PM

In remarks delivered to the International Olympic Committee, Ban Ki-Moon voiced a pro-LGBT message that advocated for 'societies of equality and tolerance.'

February 06 2014 1:43 PM