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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.
Author of Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Sanctioned for Role in Ukraine Crisis
March 17 2014 2:25 PM ET

Author of Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Sanctioned for Role in Ukraine Crisis

Trudy Ring

Member of Parliament Yelena Mizulina was among those sanctioned by the U.S. government today.

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis
March 11 2014 6:25 PM ET

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis

Trudy Ring

Scott Lively attributes the invasion of Ukraine somehow to Russia's conflicts with the U.S. and European Union over LGBT rights.

WATCH: Moscow LGBT Demonstrators Attacked, Assailants Detained
March 10 2014 2:43 PM ET

WATCH: Moscow LGBT Demonstrators Attacked

Trudy Ring

Armed men attacked an LGBT contingent in an International Women's Day rally, but police intervened.

News Anchor on Russia's RT Network Quits Job in Protest
March 06 2014 5:34 PM ET

News Anchor on Russia's RT Network Quits Job on Air in Protest

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Liz Wahl, an American anchor on Russia's RT network, resigned yesterday, citing ethical and moral conflicts related to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

Op-ed: Why FIFA Needs to Move the World Cup
February 28 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: Why FIFA Needs to Move the World Cup

James Lavin

With ample time, the organization that governs a different international sporting event — World Cup soccer — can ditch Russia and Qatar for more inclusive host countries.

WATCH: LGBT Pride in Moscow's Red Square
February 23 2014 7:09 PM ET

WATCH: LGBT Pride in Moscow's Red Square

Trudy Ring

Well, not exactly. But as part of a new social change initiative, UNHATE News, young people are submitting stories of news they'd like to see — and they have a chance to get U.N. support for their causes.

Sochi's Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia's LGBT Hatred
February 21 2014 3:02 PM ET

Sochi’s Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia’s LGBT Hatred

Kevin OKeeffe

From Pussy Riot to a revamped Coke ad, there's been no shortage of Sochi spoofing this winter.

LGBT Social Network Doesn't Violate 'Gay Propaganda' Ban
February 21 2014 2:53 PM ET

LGBT Social Network Doesn't Violate 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

Sunnivie Brydum

A Russian judge ruled that the administrator of an LGBT support group on social networks did not violate the country's ban on 'gay propaganda' to minors.

WATCH: HRC Links Antigay Americans to Russia's Anti-LGBT Climate
February 20 2014 3:54 PM ET

WATCH: HRC Links Antigay Americans to Russia's Anti-LGBT Climate

Sunnivie Brydum

A new video from the Human Rights Campaign takes American antigay activists to task for stoking the flames of LGBT hatred in Russia.

If You Ask These Queens, Sochi's Gay Scene Is No Drag
February 19 2014 6:00 AM ET

If You Ask These Queens, Sochi's Gay Scene Is No Drag

Ryan Howe

While in Russia, we explored the short history of Sochi’s drag culture and the queens who started it.

Antigay Russian Journalist Receives Presidential Humanitarian Award
February 18 2014 7:34 PM ET

Putin Honors Very Antigay Journalist as Humanitarian

Ran Aubrey Frazier

Dmitry Kiselyov last year said gay people should not be organ or blood donors, and if they die in an accident, their hearts should be buried or burned to prevent transplantation.

Op-ed: An Open Letter to Vladimir Putin
February 14 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: An Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

David Reddish

Did Vladimir Putin inadvertently promote LGBT rights around the world?

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban
February 13 2014 6:27 PM ET

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban

Trudy Ring

Newly signed legislation bars single people from marriage equality nations from adopting Russian children and reiterates the prohibition on adoptions by same-sex couples.

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