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Vladimir Putin has launched a blistering offensive on the West's "baffling, primitive, and blatant" posturing over Crimea
Tensions in Ukraine's restless east could become full-scale war, with Russian president Vladimir Putin authorising a military
One of Russia's most prominent LGBT activists has died aged just 36 years old. Alexei Davydov, a diabetic who was on dialysis
One of Russia's most prominent LGBT activists, has died at just 36 years old. Alexei Davydov, a diabetic who was on dialysis
The new homophobic law is not just about the LGBT community and its rights. It is symptomatic of President Putin's increasing authoritarianism and his wider crackdown on civil society. His autocratic Czarist pretentions and methods have become more evident with every passing year in office.
The fact that denouncing gay rights and threatening freedoms can be such a rallying cry for mainstream politicians in modern Russia, says more about the country as a whole than the national parliament. As abhorrent as the views expressed by some of the pioneers of this bill are, they're still largely representative.
A law that allows authorities to take websites offline and force them to close has come into effect in Russia. The legislation
So it appears that Russians haven't been too happy with Vladimir Putin's return to the presidency, which has potentially