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.

It's been a year since Vladimir Putin signed the law banning LGBT 'propaganda,' and HRC has released a new report documenting ways it has become more dangerous in Russia.

June 30 2014 4:30 AM

The Russian president takes a page out of a notorious antigay American evangelical's playbook and claims that gay people are the cause of the current conflict in Ukraine.

May 16 2014 2:02 PM

The Daily Beast reports that some big LGBT donors to President Obama's election campaigns have been barred from entering Russia.

May 03 2014 1:37 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

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

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.

February 18 2014 6:34 PM

Did Vladimir Putin inadvertently promote LGBT rights around the world?

February 14 2014 5:00 AM

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.

February 13 2014 7:00 AM

Russia may have adopted a few modern trappings, but this in-depth look examines how LGBT lives there have only gotten worse in the last several decades.

February 07 2014 5:00 AM Updated

From Pussy Riot to Putin, The Advocate outlines the key events that surrounded the passing of Russia's 'gay propaganda' laws and the aftermath leading to the Olympics.

February 04 2014 6:00 AM