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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 film's Russian distributor reportedly nixed an intimate scene between stars Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci.

March 12 2021 1:37 PM

A distributor feared the country's "gay propaganda" law, so much so that it asked critics not to mention "gay" in reviews.

March 11 2021 2:47 PM
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