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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.
The Russian president made the remark in a speech defending what he called the "spiritual values and historical traditions" of his country.
The singer reaffirmed her commitment to freedom of speech when she shared a video of her 2012 speech in St. Petersburg.
There will be no marriage equality while he's in charge, Putin says -- and he wants to amend the constitution to block it later.
Nearly two-thirds of respondents say "gay propaganda" is at the heart of a plot to undermine the nation's values.
The Human Rights Campaign sent Trump and Putin a message before their summit -- by projecting it onto the building where the officials were to meet.
Citing evidence of tampering, the Democratic National Committee has sued Trump's campaign and the Russian government, alleging interference during the 2016 election.
Trump was given multiple warnings not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection.
A new study found a major decline in support for the gay community over the past 20 years -- even among young people.
Thousands of protesters celebrated Vladimir Putin's birthday on October 7 by marching through streets calling for his ouster.
The Russian president and "judo master" defended Russia's record of LGBT rights in an interview with Oliver Stone.
Addressing a controversy over his oral sex joke about Trump and Putin, Colbert said his words were "cruder" than needed.