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Russia blocks internet sites of Putin critics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia blocked access to the internet sites of prominent Kremlin foes Alexei Navalny and Garry Kasparov on Thursday under a new law critics say is designed to silence dissent in President Vladimir Putin’s third term.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with …

Sochi Winter Olympics: Swedes sing Russian anthem in support of gay rights - video

Russia's former chess champion says Winter Olympics 2014 are all about Vladimir Putin's cult of personality – 'a one-man circus'<p>Published: 7 Feb 2014<p>Amid criticism of Russia's anti-gay laws, UN secretary-general urges 'speaking out against prejudice' in keynote speech to IOC<p>Published: 6 Feb …

How anti-gay groups use 'Russian Facebook' to persecute LGBT people

It is known as the Russian Facebook, and it is the 8th biggest social networking site in the world, with over 239 million registered users and 55 million active daily. It is VKontakte (VK), and it is host to videos of rapes, threats to kill, and the humiliation of gay people.<p>While the world tunes …

A gay Russian gets asylum and a new life in the US

When Russia passed a new law to clamp down on LGBT "propaganda" in June, a gay Russian decided it was time to leave.<p>He plotted his course from Russia to Cuba, then on to Mexico, where he found his way to a place he'd identified on Google Maps to cross the Rio Grande River.<p>He walked into the US at …

MPs suggest new restrictions for Russians with foreign citizenship

State Duma deputy Aleksey Kazakov of the Fair Russia caucus submitted the bill banning foreign citizenship for “all officials whose position allows …

Gay Bars' Ban on Russian Vodka Is Going Global

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>What started out as Dan Savage's pledge against consuming Russian vodka is now a movement that has …

Russian cable news channel TV Rain under threat after 'political attack'

Editors at a Russian cable news channel fear the station faces imminent closure after a "political attack" on one of the few remaining sources of objective reporting in the country.<p>Three cable providers say they will cut TV Rain, a privately run channel, from its packages, after the channel ran an …