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.

Arkady Gyngazov has left his position at the club and come to the U.S., as he says he feels unsafe in Russia.

January 10 2014 7:33 PM

In advance of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, next month, the U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for American citizens.

January 10 2014 6:46 PM

Citizens should vote on the matter in a referendum, says church spokesman Vsevolod Chaplin.

January 10 2014 1:57 PM

The nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda doesn't go far enough because the very existence of gay people is a threat to children, claims Ivan Okhlobystin.

January 08 2014 5:08 PM

One way or another, NBC will not shy away from reporting on Russia's anti-LGBT laws.

January 08 2014 2:11 PM

Russian officials will allow protests during the Olympics, but only sanctioned demonstrations.

January 04 2014 12:25 PM

The Internet is missing an opportunity for a "What Would Brian Boitano Do?" sequel.

January 03 2014 1:35 PM

Spain looks set to follow Italy in agreeing to prevent same-sex couples from adopting Russian children; the U.K. and Israel could be next, reports say.

December 31 2013 4:00 AM

Canada wants a reliable point of contact should one of its citizens be detained during the Olympics.

December 30 2013 7:00 AM

A CNN news report shows that the patrons and owner of a gay-friendly bar in Sochi, Russia, and reveals that they do not support a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

December 20 2013 2:17 PM