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.

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

Evdokia Romanova will stand trial for sharing articles that support LGBT rights.

September 15 2017 7:45 PM

The odd statement follows a heightening of tensions between Russia and the U.S.

September 05 2017 5:33 PM

Liz MacKean's investigative documentaries won several awards, and she was named Stonewall's Journalist of the Decade in 2015.

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