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.

Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that he has no knowledge of the 'gay propaganda' ban being enforced and that he hasn't heard any complaints from LGBT Russians.

January 24 2014 2:28 PM

A panel of journalists and entertainers tackled the question Thursday, along with other issues regarding LGBT people and the media.

January 23 2014 4:21 PM

The president of SPI North America, known for its Stoli brand of vodka, reacts to Russia’s antigay laws with a program aimed at developing LGBT leaders worldwide.

January 23 2014 1:45 AM

Pavel Lebedev was tackled to the ground and detained by police Saturday after he waved a rainbow flag during the Olympic torch's procession through the Russian town of Voronezh.

January 22 2014 2:56 PM

In a wide-ranging radio segment touching on figures as diverse as Andrew Cuomo and Vladimir Putin, Beck claims he has no use for homophobes — yet he's certainly worked with some.

January 21 2014 4:36 PM

Homophobic, violent neo-Nazi Maxim Martsinkevich was arrested in Cuba over the weekend and will be extradited to Russia to face charges of extremism.

January 21 2014 1:27 PM

Vice published its full video report on the homophobic environment in Russia, going inside the nation's underground LGBT communities and confronting members of the Orthodox Church.

January 20 2014 3:42 PM

The Russian president contends that he can't be homophobic because he has gay friends and would like to meet Elton John.

January 20 2014 1:38 PM

Russia's president claims no one is discriminated against and no one is hurt by antigay laws — meanwhile, arrests continue.

January 19 2014 5:19 PM

As part of NBC's Olympics coverage, the tennis star is assigned to share stories about how beautiful it is to live in Russia, where she's from.

January 18 2014 12:46 PM