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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.
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.

WATCH: Buddy Cole of 'Kids in the Hall' Probes Russia's Antigay Law

WATCH: Buddy Cole of Kids in the Hall Probes Russia's Antigay Law

Appearing in character on The Colbert Report, actor Scott Thompson spoke with gay U.S. ambassador Dan Baer about the infamous statute.

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech

NBC Criticized for Editing of Olympics Speech

The network removed part of International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach's comments against discrimination.

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.

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