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Putin Won’t Meet With Elton John to Talk Gay Rights

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jul 2, 2014
Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t talk with Sir Elton John about gay rights since Kremlin officials say they did not receive an official invitation from the pop star.

HRC Releases Report as Russia’s Anti-Gay Law Turns One

By EDGE | Friday Jun 27, 2014
The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has released a new report detailing the disturbing trends of harassment, investigations, arrests, and acts of violence against LGBT Russians in the wake of the country’s gay propaganda law that was passed on June 29, 2013

Putin to ’Improve’ Russia’s Anti-Gay Laws?

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Jun 25, 2014
While Russian President Vladimir Putin was visiting Vienna this week, he said he will look into the country’s highly controversial anti-gay laws and "improve" them in the future.

Right Wing Pundit: Westerners are Fleeing to Russia to Escape Gay Rights

By Bobby McGuire | Tuesday Jun 24, 2014
William Murray, the Tea Party activist and son of American Atheists founder Madalyn Murray O’Hair, asserted in an opinion piece published on WorldNetDaily.com that there is an exodus of westerners moving to Russia to flee the tyranny of gay rights.

Putin to Potty Mouths: ’No Cuss Words in Russian Media’

By Bobby McGuire | Thursday May 8, 2014
A warning to all potty mouths: a new law, signed off Monday by Russian President Vladimir Putin, bans all swearing in film, TV, live theater, media and cultural events in the country.

Snowden Questions Putin on Surveillance Policies

By Laura Mills | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Several hours into Vladimir Putin’s televised call-in show, one of the TV anchors interrupted viewers’ questions to air what she said was a "sensational video" for the Russian president: a message from Edward Snowden.

To Russia With Love: Pat Buchanan Continues Bromance with Putin

By Bobby McGuire | Friday Apr 4, 2014
While world leaders are decrying Russian President Vladmir Putin for his country’s crackdown on gay rights and recent annexation of Crimea, conservative pundit and former GOP presidential hopeful Pat Buchanan seems to have nothing but praise.

Billy Graham’s Son: I Support Putin, But I’m Not Homophobic

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Apr 2, 2014
In a new interview with the Charlotte Observer, Billy Graham’s son, Franklin Graham, condemns homosexuality, President Obama’s apparent homosexual agenda, but says he isn’t a homophobic or intolerant.

Putin Signs Treaty for Crimea to Join Russia

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Tuesday Mar 18, 2014
With a historic sweep of his pen, President Vladimir Putin signed a treaty Tuesday to annex Crimea, describing the move as correcting past injustice and a necessary response to what he called Western encroachment upon Russia’s vital interests.

Paralympics Chief: No Need for Rights Assurances

By Rob Harris | Tuesday Mar 11, 2014
Countries bidding to host the Olympics and Paralympics should not be compelled to provide assurances about human rights standards, according to the head of the International Paralympic Committee.