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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.

Russians Flock to Stores to Pre-empt Price Rises

FINANCE | By Nataliya Vasilyeva | Dec 17
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.

Human Rights Watch: Russia is Ignoring Anti-Gay Attacks

INTERNATIONAL | By Winnie McCroy | Dec 16
The Human Rights Watch says that Russian authorities are ignoring anti-gay rhetoric and violence with silence, or even participating in this hate speech.

Scores of Russian Gays are Seeking Asylum in US

INTERNATIONAL | By David Crary | Nov 29
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.

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