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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.
MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Rips Billy Graham's Homophobic Son for Supporting Putin

MSNBC's Jonathan Capehart Rips Billy Graham's Homophobic Son for Supporting Putin

On Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC contributor Jonathan Capehart reads an open letter to Franklin Graham, deeming his support of Vladimir Putin "breathtakingly offensive."

G8 Summit Won't Be Held in Russia

In addition to moving the G8 summit away from Sochi, Russia, other members of the group are considering suspending Russia over its recent actions involving Crimea.

Moscow's Largest Gay Club Shuts Its Doors

Moscow's Largest Gay Club Shuts Its Doors

After a series of antigay vigilante attacks, Central Station will close its doors for good.

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

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

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

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis

Far-Right Minister: Gays Responsible for Ukraine Crisis

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

WATCH: Moscow LGBT Demonstrators Attacked

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

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

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

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

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

WATCH: LGBT Pride in Moscow's Red Square

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.

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