Russia

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.

Putin claims 'we have no persecution at all' of gay people in an interview with 60 Minutes.

2:39 PM

A week after the singer got a call from a fake Putin, the Russian president phones him and offers a meeting on any topic John chooses.

September 24 2015 4:50 PM

Pranks are funny, but homophobia never is, the singer stresses.

September 17 2015 9:26 PM

Two Russian comedians say it was them, not President Vladimir Putin, who called Elton John to discuss LGBT rights.

September 17 2015 2:22 AM

Simon Gardenfors and Frej Larsson have devised a unique way to protest Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws.

September 16 2015 3:42 PM

It's not only morally right but smart, the star tells Ukrainian leaders, and he'd like the opportunity to tell Russia's Vladimir Putin the same thing.

September 12 2015 8:35 PM
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