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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.
Reports: Spain to Sign Accord With Russia Barring Gays From Adopting

Will Spain Sign Deal With Russia Barring Gays From Adopting?

Spain looks set to follow Italy in agreeing to prevent same-sex couples from adopting Russian children; the U.K. and Israel could be next, reports say.

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Canada Prepares for Things to Go Wrong in Sochi

Canada wants a reliable point of contact should one of its citizens be detained during the Olympics.

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

WATCH: Step Inside Sochi's Gay Nightclub

A CNN news report shows that the patrons and owner of a gay-friendly bar in Sochi, Russia, and reveals that they do not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

Third Russian Convicted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law

Third Russian Convicted Under 'Gay Propaganda' Law

The activist got in trouble for holding a pro-gay sign in a public square.

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

Putin's Top Priority: 'Equal Terms' for Olympic Athletes

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

HRC Donates $100K to Support Russian LGBTs

HRC Donates $100K to Support Russian LGBTs

Russia's LGBT activists get a boost from the Human Rights Campaign.

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Maddow to Putin: Ha! Take That!

Rachel Maddow says the U.S. delegation to the Russian Olympics seems like a snub.

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

Obama, Biden Won't Be at Olympics

In a move interpreted as a protest of Russia's antigay laws, neither the president, the vice president, nor their wives will be in the U.S. delegations to Sochi, but some out athletes will.

Russian Toy Store Under Fire for Selling Gay Propaganda Game

Russian Toy Store Under Fire for Selling Gay Propaganda Game

A Russian toy store chain may have violated the country's so-called gay propaganda ban by selling a controversial game.

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