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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.

Armed men attacked an LGBT contingent in an International Women's Day rally, but police intervened.

March 10 2014 2:43 PM

Liz Wahl, an American anchor on Russia's RT network, resigned yesterday, citing ethical and moral conflicts related to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

March 06 2014 4:34 PM

With ample time, the organization that governs a different international sporting event — World Cup soccer — can ditch Russia and Qatar for more inclusive host countries.

February 28 2014 5:00 AM

Well, not exactly. But as part of a new social change initiative, UNHATE News, young people are submitting stories of news they'd like to see — and they have a chance to get U.N. support for their causes.

February 23 2014 6:09 PM

From Pussy Riot to a revamped Coke ad, there's been no shortage of Sochi spoofing this winter.

February 21 2014 2:02 PM

A Russian judge ruled that the administrator of an LGBT support group on social networks did not violate the country's ban on 'gay propaganda' to minors.

February 21 2014 1:53 PM

A new video from the Human Rights Campaign takes American antigay activists to task for stoking the flames of LGBT hatred in Russia.

February 20 2014 2:54 PM