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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.
Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One

Op-ed: Putin’s Anti-LGBT Law Turns One

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia

REPORT: One Year Without 'Gay Propaganda' in Russia

From Putin's Olympic lies to an absurd Valentine's Day incident at a Russian elementary school, HRC lays out the impact of Russia's nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda.

PHOTOS: Russian Hooligans in NYC

PHOTOS: Russian Hooligans in NYC

Russian multitalent Seva Galkin brings his ridiculously sexy photos from his collection Russian Hooligans to a post-Pride exhibit.

Police Apprehend LGBT Pride Protesters in Moscow

Police Apprehend LGBT Pride Protesters in Moscow

Hauled away from police after being attacked by an onlooker, the women were taken in by police but it hasn't been reported whether or not they were charged with a crime.

Moscow Club Central Station to Reopen

Moscow Club Central Station to Reopen

The gay nightclub, which closed in March after a series of attacks, will reopen in a new location.

Putin Claims 'Gay Nazis' Behind Ukrainian Unrest

Putin Claims 'Gay Nazis' Behind Ukrainian Unrest

The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical's playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine.

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

Report: Russia Blacklisting U.S. Gay Political Funders

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Takes Effect in Crimea

Russia's 'Gay Propaganda' Law Takes Effect in Crimea

Authorities have canceled a Pride march and are planning more serious measures to eradicate the 'experimental practice of sodomy' in Crimea, which recently voted to become part of Russia.

Russian, Armenian Petitions Seek Drag Performer's Removal From Eurovision

Russian, Armenian Petitions Seek Drag Performer's Removal From Eurovision

Austria’s choice of bearded drag performer Conchita Wurst to compete for the country at the annual Eurovision Song Contest has several antigay nations hitting a sour note.

Antigay Protesters Disrupt Showing of LGBT Youth Film in Moscow

Antigay Protesters Disrupt Showing of LGBT Youth Film in Moscow

At the premiere screening of Children 404, a documentary on LGBT teens in Russia, protesters demanded to know if minors were present and had police check IDs.

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