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.

It Gets Better Project helped compile hundreds of empowering messages in one powerful video.

July 28 2017 2:03 PM

Rumors circulate over the cancellation of the Bolshoi Ballet's biographical take on famed dancer Rudolf Nureyev. ​

July 13 2017 9:05 PM

“We really want you to return there, where you can openly submit to your sins."

June 30 2017 6:26 PM

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.

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Russian immigrant Eugene Maysky experiences his first Pride Festival in Los Angeles.

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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