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.

The hairstyles and shoes soccer players wear apparently make the sport an 'abomination.'

July 07 2014 3:00 PM

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

June 30 2014 4:30 AM

From Putin's Olympic lies to an absurd Valentine's Day incident at a Russian elementary school, HRC lays out the impact of Russia's nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

June 28 2014 7:00 AM

Russian multitalent Seva Galkin brings his ridiculously sexy photos from his collection Russian Hooligans to a post-Pride exhibit.

June 25 2014 4:00 AM

Hauled away from police after being attacked by an onlooker, the women were taken in by police but it hasn't been reported whether or not they were charged with a crime.

June 01 2014 12:25 PM

The gay nightclub, which closed in March after a series of attacks, will reopen in a new location.

May 28 2014 8:10 PM

The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical's playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine.

May 16 2014 2:02 PM