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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.

A trio of young Russians took to the streets to show their support for LGBT equality this weekend. They were met by 100 violent homophobes.

4:32 PM

Homophobe Scott Lively is featured prominently in a twisted 'documentary' produced by Arkady Mamontov, the antigay Russian TV host who thinks gays can rain meteorites down on earth.

October 17 2014 4:55 PM

Want to know how to make Brian Brown squirm? Ask him about what he's been up to in Putin's Russia.

October 16 2014 6:37 PM Updated

Recent arrests of LGBT activists and political overreactions in Russia signal a disconcerting trend that harkens back to the days of the USSR. 

October 14 2014 4:05 AM

Filmmaker Ben Steele appeared on The Daily Show to discuss his new documentary, Hunted: The War Against Gays in Russia.

October 06 2014 4:08 PM

A poster depicting a fictional gay kiss between a 19th century composer and a beloved Russian poet has Kazakhstan up in arms, and filing lawsuits.

October 03 2014 7:00 AM

Performers in Russia have repeatedly been faced with threats for speaking in favor of LGBT equality.

October 02 2014 1:59 PM
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