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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.
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?

Report: Russian Lawmaker Proposes Taking Children From Gay Parents
September 05 2013 5:56 AM ET

Russia to Consider Taking Children From Gay Parents

Lucas Grindley

An Associated Press report confirms a bill has been drafted that would take children from gay parents.

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference
September 04 2013 7:00 PM ET

Obama Stands With LGBT Russians at Press Conference

Nicholas Cimarusti

At a press conference in Sweden, President Obama affirms solidarity with Russian LGBT people.

Putin: Tchaikovski Was Gay? So What?
September 04 2013 1:20 PM ET

Putin: Tchaikovsky Was Gay? So What?

Michelle Garcia

Putin says Russians like Tchaikovsky's music even though he was gay.

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause
August 30 2013 7:00 AM ET

Meet Rep. Brian Sims: Philly's Brains and Brawn With a Cause

Roman Feeser

Pennsylvania's first openly gay elected official on being an out athlete, Russia's antigay Winter Olympics, and serving the Northeast's lone marriage equality holdout.

Artist Flees Russia After Cops Shut Down Show With Satirical, Homoerotic Putin Paintings
August 29 2013 1:00 PM ET

Artist Flees Russia After His Paintings of Putin Confiscated

Sunnivie Brydum

Konstantin Altunin has reportedly fled Russia after authorities confiscated several of his paintings and shut down an art exhibit that was critical of President Vladimir Putin.

WATCH: NHL Star Sidney Crosby Doesn't Agree With Russia's Antigay Law
August 26 2013 1:45 PM ET

WATCH: NHL Star Doesn't Agree With Russia's Antigay Law

Sunnivie Brydum

The captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins says that having grown up in Canada, he doesn't understand why Russia is so opposed to LGBT equality.

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy
August 26 2013 12:45 PM ET

Russian Lawmaker Wants to Offer Free 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

Sunnivie Brydum

The high-ranking official also wants to reinstate Russia's ban on gay people giving blood or donating organs.

WATCH: Gay U.S. Reporter Kicked Off Russian News for Pro-LGBT Outburst
August 22 2013 2:13 PM ET

WATCH: Gay U.S. Reporter Kicked Off Russian News for Pro-LGBT Outburst

Sunnivie Brydum

Award-winning journalist and former Advocate columnist Jamie Kirchick was silenced by a government-owned TV station after he criticized Russia's ban on so-called homosexual propaganda.

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