Dalila Ali Rajah
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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.

Griner has been sentenced to nine years in a Russian prison, along with a fine of about $16,400.

September 16 2022 10:22 AM

The proposal will be discussed by legislators this fall.

September 01 2022 5:45 PM

(CNN) The man credited with introducing key political and economic reforms to the USSR and helping to end the Cold War had been in failing health for some time.

August 30 2022 5:29 PM

Brittney Griner was convicted of drug-related charges in early August and sentenced to nine years in prison by a Russian court. 

August 23 2022 5:41 PM

(CNN) The U.S. State Department maintains Griner is wrongfully detained, and her case has raised concerns she is being used as a political pawn.

August 15 2022 10:31 AM

The president said the situation is "unacceptable," and the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus and the Human Rights Campaign agreed.

August 04 2022 9:26 PM

The out WNBA star was first detained by Russian authorities in February. The Biden administration has admonished Griner's arrest as politically motivated. 

August 04 2022 11:06 AM