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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.

In two demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, LGBT activists were arrested for violating Russia's ban on so-called gay propaganda. Meanwhile, antigay demonstrators picketing in Sochi were ignored by police.

February 07 2014 4:01 PM

With the Russian PR machine in high gear for the Olympics, this British documentary uncovers what's really happening to LGBT people.

February 07 2014 1:16 PM

An new TV spot brings a first for Chevrolet

February 07 2014 12:09 PM

A student journalist heads to Sochi to cover the Winter Games, but he was a little worried about how he might be perceived.

February 07 2014 7:30 AM

Russia may have adopted a few modern trappings, but this in-depth look examines how LGBT lives there have only gotten worse in the last several decades.

February 07 2014 5:00 AM Updated
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