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.

Perpetrators seem to perceive government support for their actions, says an activist.

November 22 2017 2:39 PM

Parsing the rationale for the Kremlin's often-bizarre intervention in the 2016 election.

November 03 2017 3:36 PM

The former Trump campaign chief has been indicted and charged over accusations they illegally used foreign money.

October 30 2017 12:01 PM

Maxim Lapunov is the first to formally alert Russian authorities of the region's queer persecution.

October 17 2017 4:15 PM

Thousands of protesters celebrated Vladimir Putin's birthday on October 7 by marching through streets calling for his ouster.

October 08 2017 2:15 PM
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