Russia

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
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