Topics :: Russia
As the government considered ways to ease the selling pressure on the ruble, which has slid 15 percent in just two days and raised fears of a bank run, many Russians were buying cars and home appliances - in some cases in record numbers.
The Human Rights Watch says that Russian authorities are ignoring anti-gay rhetoric and violence with silence, or even participating in this hate speech.
Had he stayed in Russia, Andrew Mironov would be settling in to a stable job with an oil company, likely with a newly awarded doctoral degree in electrical engineering.
Sir Elton John slammed Russia's highly controversial anti-gay law, the so-called "homosexual propaganda" measure, during a concert in St. Petersburg this week.
A lesbian couple in Russia found a way to legally tie the knot in the rabidly anti-gay country on August 6, and the country's officials are foaming at the mouth over it.
Activist and porn entrepreneur Michael Lucas, discusses his love for Israel, political controversies, financial success in a tough business, the documentary "Campaign of Hate" and his stance on barebacking in his films and personal life.
The country of Latvia banned Russian actor Ivan Okhlobystin from entering their country after he said that gay people should be "burned alive."
While promoting a new HBO documentary that details the hardships gay men and women face in Russia, Cher took to Twitter Tuesday to show solidarity with Russia's LGBT community, specifically those who have been kidnapped and tortured.
An anti-gay Russian lawmaker is taking issue with the new commemorative stamps that honor seminal gay artist Tom of Finland, calling the stamps gay "propaganda."
Lawmakers in Kyrgyzstan have overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to pass a bill that bans all "gay propaganda," after the U.S. condemned the Central Asian country for considering the measure.