Vladimir Putin

The latest news about Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. Putin generated worldwide controversy with the signing of the so-called gay propaganda laws in Russia, which prohibited LGBT representation in the media as well as public displays and protests that can be seen by children. A long-time officer in the KGB, Vladimir Putin assumed office in 2000, succeeding Boris Yeltsin after he resigned from office. Critics have questioned his status as a democratic leader, with many branding him as a dictator.

Russia's 'gay propaganda' law protects children, Graham said on a recent visit to the nation.

November 03 2015 7:12 PM

Apple's icons representing same-sex relationships could get the company fined under the country's ban on gay propaganda, according to a new report. 

2:55 PM

Putin claims 'we have no persecution at all' of gay people in an interview with 60 Minutes.

2:39 PM

A week after the singer got a call from a fake Putin, the Russian president phones him and offers a meeting on any topic John chooses.

September 24 2015 4:50 PM

Pranks are funny, but homophobia never is, the singer stresses.

September 17 2015 9:26 PM

Two Russian comedians say it was them, not President Vladimir Putin, who called Elton John to discuss LGBT rights.

September 17 2015 2:22 AM

It's not only morally right but smart, the star tells Ukrainian leaders, and he'd like the opportunity to tell Russia's Vladimir Putin the same thing.

September 12 2015 8:35 PM

Lively says he wants to influence U.S. policy toward Russia, which he lauds for 'standing up against the homosexual agenda.'

February 06 2015 6:56 PM

Driving the governmental, religious, and popular disdain for gays and lesbians, the Russian president became the single greatest threat to LGBTs in the world in 2014.

November 06 2014 10:30 PM

RT correspondent Sara Firth quits in protest of network's pro-Russian government bias.

July 21 2014 7:08 PM