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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: Brian Brown Admits 'Of Course We Would Go to Russia'
October 16 2014 7:52 PM ET

WATCH: Brian Brown Admits 'Of Course' We'd 'Go to Russia'

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

WATCH: Coming Out Day Arrests Are Proof Putin Wants to Turn Back Time

NCOD Arrests Prove Putin Wants to Turn Back Time

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

WATCH: Jon Stewart and Documentary Filmmaker Talk Russia's War on Gays

WATCH: Jon Stewart and Documentary Filmmaker Talk Russia's War on Gays

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

PHOTOS: Kazakh Poster Is Latest of 6 Same-Sex Kisses That Created a Stir

PHOTOS: 6 Kisses That Created a Stir

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.

In Russia, Judas Priest's Gay Lead Singer Told to Tone It Down

In Russia, Judas Priest's Gay Frontman Told to Tone It Down 

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

Russia's Highest Court Upholds So-Called LGBT Propaganda Law

Russia's Highest Court Upholds Ban on 'Gay Propaganda'

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.'

t.A.T.u. Singer OK with Lesbians, But Being Gay Is 'Unmanly'

t.A.T.u. Singer OK with Lesbians, But Being Gay? 'Unmanly'

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.

Dustin Lance Black's Newest Play Shows Us LGBT Life in Russia

Dustin Lance Black's Newest Play Shows Us LGBT Life in Russia

We mustn't 'forget about our brothers and sisters abroad,' says Black.

An Afternoon in WeHo With a Gay Russian Teen Seeking Asylum

A WeHo Walk With a Gay Russian Asylum-Seeker

Danny Fisk details his 'transformative' encounter with Vlad Slavskiy, an 18-year-old Russian LGBT activist participating in NYC's Uprising of Love: A Benefit Concert for Global Equality.

Matt Bomer Narrates HBO Doc on Anti-Gay Sentiment in Russia

An exclusive first look at British filmmaker Ben Steele's exposé on Russian homophobia

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