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.

The country with the world's fastest-growing HIV epidemic has declared nations with LGBT celebrations a health risk.

June 23 2017 2:36 PM

The Europe Human Rights Court ruled against Russian "gay propaganda" law, but the Russian Justice Ministry pledged to appeal the ruling.

June 21 2017 4:56 PM

Russian immigrant Eugene Maysky experiences his first Pride Festival in Los Angeles.

June 21 2017 5:09 AM

The Russian president and "judo master" defended Russia's record of LGBT rights in an interview with Oliver Stone.

June 07 2017 2:36 PM

"The sounds of torture are just there all day," a survivor of detention camps tells Human Rights Watch. 

May 26 2017 5:54 PM

"No entry for faggots" read a wooden plate at the entrance to one of German Sterligov's shops in Moscow.

May 26 2017 3:16 PM

Leila was attacked in Moscow by a fellow Chechen who said, “When will you stop disgracing your people?”

May 24 2017 2:11 PM