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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.
David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech
October 02 2013 5:30 PM ET

David Cameron Includes LGBT Equality in Tory Conference Speech

Nicholas Cimarusti

During his Conservative Party Conference speech, British Prime Minister David Cameron praises LGBT acceptance as one of Britain's best achievements.

Russia Schedules Debate to Remove Children From Gay Parents
October 02 2013 1:29 PM ET

Russia to Debate Bill Removing Children From Gay Parents

Michelle Garcia

Russia's government might be discussing this bill during the 2014 Olympic games.

Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize
October 02 2013 11:23 AM ET

Putin Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Michelle Garcia

Russian president Vladimir Putin may be considered for the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.

OUTrage: International Affairs
September 30 2013 1:03 PM ET

OUTrage: International Affairs

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Alexei Davydov, Leading Russian Gay Activist, Dead at 36
September 28 2013 11:53 AM ET

Alexei Davydov, Leading Russian Gay Activist, Dead at 36

Sunnivie Brydum

Davydov was one of the founders of Moscow Pride, and was also diabetic and on dialysis. He died Friday after a prolonged infection led to kidney failure.

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 26 2013 1:35 PM ET

IOC 'Completely Satisfied' With Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

The International Olympic Committee said it doesn't have the authority to interfere with the laws of the nation hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics.

PHOTOS: Protestors Challenge Antigay Laws In Moscow, Kiev
September 26 2013 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Protesters Challenge Antigay Laws In Moscow, Kiev

Advocate.com Editors

Ukrainian and Russian activists took to the streets to protest their respective countries' antigay laws.

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Children, Fake Hate Crimes
September 24 2013 4:56 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Pol Says Gays Rape Kids, Fake Hate Crimes

Trudy Ring

Parliament member Vitaly Milonov made numerous inflammatory statements to a French journalist who encountered him at St. Petersburg's Queer Fest.

Trans Lawyer Launches Russian Presidential Bid
September 23 2013 2:10 PM ET

Trans Lawyer Launches Russian Presidential Bid

Sunnivie Brydum

Masha Bast, the Russian human rights lawyer who recently came out as a bisexual trans woman, plans to run for President of Russia in 2018.

John McCain Condemns Russia's Antigay Bigotry
September 20 2013 7:54 PM ET

John McCain Condemns Russia's Antigay Bigotry

Trudy Ring

McCain writes an op-ed calling out the nation's generally repressive climate, including its antigay laws, and he gets some praise and some ribbing.

Putin Stays on Antigay Offensive
September 20 2013 5:35 PM ET

Putin Stays on Antigay Offensive

Trudy Ring

Equating same-sex relationships with 'traditional' families is like equating belief in God with belief in Satan, the Russian president said Thursday.

WATCH: Russian Group Issues Virulently Homophobic Video
September 20 2013 2:11 PM ET

WATCH: Russian Group Spreads Homophobic Lies

Trudy Ring

The video, among other things, says gay people adopt children in order to molest them.

Poll: Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws
September 19 2013 1:07 PM ET

Nearly 70% of Americans Oppose Russia's Anti-LGBT Laws

Sunnivie Brydum

For the first time in 15 years, Americans view Russia as unfriendly to the U.S., due in large part to the country's violent crackdown on LGBT people, a new Gallup poll reveals.

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