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.

While there is no one way to register unhappiness with Russia's laws and antigay violence, some are much colder than others.

February 03 2014 1:00 PM

The cover depicts the Russian president as an Olympic figure skater, being judged by a 'jury of his peers' — all Putin.

January 28 2014 8:48 PM

The out music legend condemned Russia’s homophobic laws while supporting the country’s LGBT community in a new statement.

January 24 2014 4:06 PM

In a wide-ranging radio segment touching on figures as diverse as Andrew Cuomo and Vladimir Putin, Beck claims he has no use for homophobes — yet he's certainly worked with some.

January 21 2014 4:36 PM

The Russian president contends that he can't be homophobic because he has gay friends and would like to meet Elton John.

January 20 2014 1:38 PM

Russia's president claims no one is discriminated against and no one is hurt by antigay laws — meanwhile, arrests continue.

January 19 2014 5:19 PM

The Russian president contends LGBT people will be welcome in Sochi for the Winter Olympics, as long as they don't try to speak to children.

January 17 2014 11:46 AM

The multimedia outlet published the first of a five-part series titled 'Young and Gay in Putin's Russia.'

January 14 2014 2:43 PM

The nationwide ban on so-called gay propaganda doesn't go far enough because the very existence of gay people is a threat to children, claims Ivan Okhlobystin.

January 08 2014 5:08 PM

The Russian president says his nation is most concerned with producing a smooth-running Winter Olympics where all athletes are treated equally.

December 19 2013 3:15 PM