Russia

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: Protecting All Kids

Op-ed: Protecting All Kids

The law that criminalizes LGBT propaganda is intended to protect youth from provocative messages. But LGBT kids here need protecting, too.

WATCH: Exclusive Interview With Janet Napolitano and U.S. Delegation in Sochi

Exclusive in Sochi: U.S. Delegation on Why They're There

In partnership with United for Equality in Sports and Entertainment, The Advocate brings you interviews and coverage directly from Sochi.

WATCH: Irish Actor Gives Eminem Equality Makeover With 'Putin Rap'

WATCH: Irish Actor Gives Eminem Equality Makeover With 'Putin Rap'

Irish actor Dermot Magennis bombards Russia's homophobic president with f-bombs in 'The Putin Rap.'

WATCH: LGBT Russians Arrested, Antigay Protestors Undisturbed

WATCH: Russian Cops Detain LGBT, Not Antigay Protestors

In two demonstrations in Moscow and St. Petersburg, LGBT activists were arrested for violating Russia's ban on so-called gay propaganda. Meanwhile, antigay demonstrators picketing in Sochi were ignored by police.

WATCH: The Shocking Film That Tells The Truth About Russia

WATCH: Shocking Film Tells The Truth About Russia

With the Russian PR machine in high gear for the Olympics, this British documentary uncovers what's really happening to LGBT people.

WATCH: Chevrolet To Debut LGBT-Inclusive Ads During Olympics

WATCH: Chevrolet's LGBT-Inclusive Olympic Ads

An new TV spot brings a first for Chevrolet

Op-ed: How Gay Can I Be In Sochi?

Op-ed: How Gay Can I Be In Sochi?

A student journalist heads to Sochi to cover the Winter Games, but he was a little worried about how he might be perceived.

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