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 rainbow face may be in violation of the country's "gay propaganda" ban.

August 31 2018 2:33 PM

Nearly two-thirds of respondents say "gay propaganda" is at the heart of a plot to undermine the nation's values.

August 31 2018 2:22 PM

He is the first minor to be fined under Russia's ban on anything "promoting" homosexuality.

August 20 2018 2:37 PM

The Novoulyanovsk city manager withdrew the permit, citing a desire to protect children from "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations."

August 17 2018 3:06 PM

Saving a photo on a social media site was enough to provoke the wrath of those who enforce Russia's antigay laws.

August 17 2018 1:31 PM