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.

Want to know how to make Brian Brown squirm? Ask him about what he's been up to in Putin's Russia.

October 16 2014 6:37 PM Updated

Recent arrests of LGBT activists and political overreactions in Russia signal a disconcerting trend that harkens back to the days of the USSR. 

October 14 2014 4:05 AM

Filmmaker Ben Steele appeared on The Daily Show to discuss his new documentary, Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia.

October 06 2014 4:08 PM

A poster depicting a fictional gay kiss between a 19th century composer and a beloved Russian poet has Kazakhstan up in arms, and filing lawsuits.

October 03 2014 7:00 AM

Performers in Russia have repeatedly been faced with threats for speaking in favor of LGBT equality.

October 02 2014 1:59 PM

The Constitutional Court of Russia says the LGBT propaganda law prevents the country from acting like other European countries that have 'deformed traditional values of family and marriage.'

September 28 2014 1:36 PM

Russian singer Julia Volkova says gay men have 'no right to be a fag,' but that women should be able to love whomever they want.

September 19 2014 6:37 PM