Vladimir Putin

The latest news about Vladimir Putin, the president of Russia. Putin generated worldwide controversy with the signing of the so-called gay propaganda laws in Russia, which prohibited LGBT representation in the media as well as public displays and protests that can be seen by children. A long-time officer in the KGB, Vladimir Putin assumed office in 2000, succeeding Boris Yeltsin after he resigned from office. Critics have questioned his status as a democratic leader, with many branding him as a dictator.

A new study found a major decline in support for the gay community over the past 20 years — even among young people.

January 12 2018 9:01 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

Our failing president admires Putin's way of doing things, including targeting LGBT people for discrimination.

July 31 2017 5:04 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

There's a wide range of information we picked up from reading extreme-right sites so you don't have to.

June 06 2017 2:09 PM

Addressing a controversy over his oral sex joke about Trump and Putin, Colbert said his words were "cruder" than needed.

May 04 2017 3:21 PM

LGBT people, for the most part, are not upset by his oral sex joke about Trump and Putin — they have other things to worry about.

May 03 2017 1:53 PM