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.

The former Soviet republic may follow the lead of Mother Russia.

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'We believe in human dignity — that every person is created equal, no matter who you are, or what you look like, or who you love, or where you come from,' the president tells European youth.

March 27 2014 2:55 PM

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

March 25 2014 1:55 PM

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

March 18 2014 1:21 PM

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

March 17 2014 2:25 PM

Scott Lively attributes the invasion of Ukraine somehow to Russia's conflicts with the U.S. and European Union over LGBT rights.

March 11 2014 6:25 PM

Armed men attacked an LGBT contingent in an International Women's Day rally, but police intervened.

March 10 2014 2:43 PM

Liz Wahl, an American anchor on Russia's RT network, resigned yesterday, citing ethical and moral conflicts related to Russia's intervention in Ukraine.

March 06 2014 4:34 PM