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Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (born 7 October 1952) is a Russian politician and former intelligence officer who has served as President of Russia since 2012, previously holding the position from 1999 until 2008. He was also the Prime Minister of Russia from 1999 to 2000 and again from 2008 to 2012.

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Russia Proposes Expanding LGBTQ+ 'Propaganda' Ban

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Reuters. The Duma is one of the houses of Russia’s national legislative body.The current law, adopted in 2013, bans dissemination of information about LGBTQ+ identities and issues in venues accessible to minors.

The law particularly targets anything that portrays same-sex relationships as equal to different-sex ones. Violators of the law can be fined, and the statute has been used to ban Pride events and punish LGBTQ+ activists.

It has also contributed to a generally anti-LGBTQ+ atmosphere and been blamed for hate crimes.Russia’s homophobia and transphobia have drawn widespread international condemnation.

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