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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.

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

Nearly two-thirds of respondents say "gay propaganda" is at the heart of a plot to undermine the nation's values.

August 31 2018 2:22 PM

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.

July 16 2018 2:48 PM

Citing evidence of tampering, the Democratic National Committee has sued Trump's campaign and the Russian government, alleging interference during the 2016 election.

April 20 2018 6:08 PM

Trump was given multiple warnings not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on his reelection.

March 21 2018 2:20 PM

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

9:01 PM