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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.

Salman Tepsurkayev's forced apology to Ramzan Kadyrov and self-harm has sparked renewed calls for change.

September 08 2020 4:20 PM

The singer reaffirmed her commitment to freedom of speech when she shared a video of her 2012 speech in St. Petersburg.

July 20 2020 2:23 PM

Lawmakers are rushing to pass bills to further erode LGBTQ+ rights in the already hostile nation.

July 15 2020 6:03 PM

The Russian president is behind an insidious ad seeking to cement his power for decades.

June 04 2020 6:05 PM

A new poll shows disturbing figures from Putin's Russa, though it's still a slight improvement from years prior. 

April 20 2020 2:07 PM

The all-powerful Russian president makes good on his vow to permanently kill marriage equality.

March 03 2020 3:59 PM

There will be no marriage equality while he's in charge, Putin says — and he wants to amend the constitution to block it later.

February 14 2020 1:52 PM
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