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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.
Sochi's Soundtrack: Viral Videos Protest Russia's LGBT Hatred

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Putin Honors Very Antigay Journalist as Humanitarian

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

Op-ed: An Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

Did Vladimir Putin inadvertently promote LGBT rights around the world?

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban

Russia Strengthens Adoption Ban

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

WATCH: ABC Goes Inside Moscow's Embattled Gay Club

WATCH: ABC Goes Inside Moscow's Gay Club

ABC News aired a brief segment highlighting just some of the violence and systemic harassment LGBT people face in Vladimir Putin's Russia.

A Russian Valentine We Don't Expect Putin Will Keep

A Russian Valentine We Don't Expect Putin Will Keep

Damian Siqueiros's "To Russia with Love" crowd-funding project portrays iconic queer figures from Russia's history, tracing a line from 19th century to the present.

Russian Embassy Compares Its Nation's Homophobia to U.K. 'Ginger' Hate

Russia Compares Its Homophobia to U.K. 'Ginger' Hate

Responding to a British documentary exposing Russia's violent antigay climate, the Russian embassy in London claims Russia's anti-LGBT sentiment is no worse than the U.K.'s harassment of redheads.

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