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U.S. Pastor Supportive of LGBT Rights Ordered to Leave Russia

INTERNATIONAL | Jul 10
An American pastor who supports LGBT rights has been detained in Russia and ordered to leave the country.

Dozens in Russia Imprisoned for Social Media Likes, Reposts

PERSONAL TECH | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Jun 2
As the Kremlin claims unequivocal support among Russians for its policies both at home and abroad, a crackdown is underway against ordinary social media users who post things that run against the official narrative.

In Russia, Bribes Drive Up the Cost of Living

FINANCE | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Apr 4
The Moscow construction company executive ticks off bribes typically paid by construction companies here for a long list of permits and inspections needed to build a residential apartment building - or anything else in Russia.

Russia to Double Spending on HIV Care Next Year

AIDS | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Oct 30
Russia will double its spending on HIV care and prevention next year in the face of a growing epidemic, the country's health minister announced on Friday.

Russia Unveils 'Straight Pride' Flag

INTERNATIONAL | By Rhuaridh Marr | Jul 11
As President Obama celebrates marriage equality - which will forever be a hallmark of his presidency - members of Russian President Vladimir Putin's party have debuted a "flag for straights."

Russian Journalist Masha Gessen Speaks at JCC San Francisco

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 10
On Wednesday, April 29, Russian-American journalist, author and LGBT activist Masha Gessen will present "From Putin to Pussy Riot and Beyond" with Washington Post National Security Editor Peter Finn at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.

Neo-Nazi Leader of Russian Anti-Gay Gang Faces New Charges After Being Jailed

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Mar 19
The neo-Nazi head of an anti-LGBT gang in Russia is facing new charges after being sentenced to prison for racist extremism after making a video of himself beating and torturing gay teens.

Russia Lists Transgender People Among Those Unfit to Drive

New Russian road safety regulations bar transsexuals, transvestites and others with sexual "disorders" from driving.

Robbie Rogers Says 'No Way' to FIFA for Anti-Gay World Cup

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 20
LA Galaxy star and unrepentant hunk Robbie Rogers blasted FIFA for on Thursday for their decision to hold the 2018 and 2022 World Cups in the virulently anti-gay countries of Russia and Qatar, respectively.

Pussy Riot's MediaZona Partners With The Guardian

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 19
The Guardian's New East network and Russia's MediaZona, the news network founded by Pussy Riot members, have formed a partnership to syndicate reporting about Russia's prison system.

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