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.

A parliamentary committee rejected legislation that would fine and imprison same-sex couples for showing physical affection, including kissing.

January 20 2016 1:31 PM

Patriarch KirillĀ of the Russian Orthodox Church has taken the 'blame the gays' mantra to a whole new level.

January 19 2016 8:51 AM

The editor of one of Russia's few lesbian publication tells us why she left everything behind to start a new life in America.

November 30 2015 8:22 AM

After a Russian newspaper published a fake letter meant to discredit LGBT activists, the U.S. Embassy exposed the forgery in the most amazing way.

November 19 2015 5:38 PM

Russia's 'gay propaganda' law protects children, Graham said on a recent visit to the nation.

November 03 2015 7:12 PM