Russia

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.
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.

Attackers Dismantle Roof of Moscow Gay Club

Attackers Dismantle Roof of Moscow Gay Club

It's the latest in a series of attacks on Central Station, Moscow's largest gay nightclub.

Is French President Boycotting Sochi Olympics?

Is French President Boycotting Sochi Olympics?

A foreign minister announced that none of France's top officials will be in attendance at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Russian Actor: Gays Should Be Burned Alive in Ovens

Russian Actor: Gays Should Be Burned Alive in Ovens

The star of a show loosely based on the American sitcom Scrubs says gay people should be burned alive.

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