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.

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

Government officials cited a 'difficult economic situation,' but organizers of the film festival see further evidence of the country's crackdown on LGBT visibility.

August 30 2015 3:01 PM

'I don't want to perform in places where being homosexual is tantamount to a crime,' the singer says.

August 15 2015 2:28 PM

The activist's signs were torn by Russian paratroopers, who had gathered in the city to celebrate a military holiday.

August 02 2015 2:27 PM