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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.
Russia Promotes Traditional Sexual Relations With 'Day of Conception'
September 13 2013 2:32 PM ET

WATCH: Straight Russians Called on to Reproduce

Trudy Ring

Russia encourages straight couples to go forth and multiply, even offering prizes for procreation.

Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'
September 13 2013 1:35 PM ET

Cher Turned Down Olympics Gig Because of Russia's 'Gay Hate'

Trudy Ring

She 'immediately said no' to a Russian official who asked to perform, she says.

Op-ed: So, Vladimir Putin Thinks God Made Us All Equal?
September 13 2013 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: So, Vladimir Putin Thinks God Made Us All Equal?

Sunnivie Brydum

If only Russia's president would follow his own advice.

Russian Pol.: Gay Parents Are Like Thieves
September 11 2013 2:32 PM ET

Russian Pol: Gay Parents Are Like Thieves

Michelle Garcia

Alexi Zhuravlyov, who wrote a bill that would authorize the government to take children away from LGBT Russians, likens gay parents to thieves

Russian LGBT Journalist Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers
September 09 2013 12:57 PM ET

Russia: LGBT Journo Promises to Out Closeted Lawmakers

Sunnivie Brydum

Elena Kostyuchenko is gathering information on closeted Russian lawmakers, with the intent to publish the information if those deputies vote for a proposed law that would remove children from the homes of gay and lesbian parents.

PHOTOS: Protesting Putin on a Global Scale
September 09 2013 4:00 AM ET

PHOTOS: Protesting Putin on a Global Scale

Advocate.com Editors

Activists rallied as part of an international protest last week against Russia's "gay propaganda" law and others targeting the rights of LGBTs.

WATCH: 'The Daily Show' Grills Russian Diplomat On 'Gay Centaur' Vladimir Putin
September 05 2013 12:00 PM ET

Daily Show Grills Russian Diplomat on The 'Gay Centaur'

Sunnivie Brydum

The Daily Show's Samantha Bee tried to talk some sense into a Russian diplomat on last night's show.

IOC Says Olympic Village's 'Mayor' Could Lose Title Over Antigay Comment
September 05 2013 9:15 AM ET

IOC Says Olympic Village's 'Mayor' Could Lose Title Over Antigay Comment

Lucas Grindley

The athlete says she was misunderstood, but the IOC is reportedly considering whether to replace her anyway.

G20: David Cameron Plans to Confront Putin Over Antigay Policies
September 05 2013 8:30 AM ET

G20: David Cameron Plans to Confront Putin Over Antigay Policies

Lucas Grindley

The G20 summit hosted in St. Petersburg, Russia today and tomorrow will become a platform for discussing Russia's so-called "gay propaganda" law.

Boycott, Ban, or Move? For & Against's Jim Morrision Tackles the Russian Olympics
September 05 2013 8:00 AM ET

Russian Olympics: Boycott, Ban, or Move?

Robbie Imes

Here TV's Jim Morrison outlines key arguments surrounding the upcoming games.

Op-ed: The Host Fallacy
September 05 2013 7:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Host Fallacy

Marc Naimark and Charley Sullivan

Describing athletes in Sochi as 'guests' of their Russian 'hosts' makes no sense — but what are the IOC's duties as the owner of the Olympics?

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