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.

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

From Harvard to Twitter, Trump and his Russian frenemy are really getting on people's nerves. 

April 13 2017 6:36 AM

The LGBT rights group wants Tillerson to press Vladimir Putin and others regarding the attacks on gay men in the Russian republic of Chechnya.

April 12 2017 4:53 PM

The Justice Ministry quietly designated the photoshopped image of President Vladimir Putin wearing makeup as "extremist" material, essentially outlawing it from being circulated.

April 06 2017 7:59 AM