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.

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

July 21 2014 7:08 PM

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
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