We have a saying: "An injury to one is an injury to all." Diminishing the rights of gays and lesbians diminishes rights for all Russians and creates an anti-democratic mood.
"The government is using homophobia and xenophobia to justify its policies against an independent civil society."
Moscow seems engulfed by the modern world of advertising; the signs, ads and billboards sometimes remind me of Times Square.
Results of Russia's Dec. 4 parliamentary elections have upended the United Russia party's dominance of the government. They foreshadow new challenges to current Prime Minister Vladimir Putin
Global warming and coral reefs; rape as an act of war; nuclear weapons, Russian labor laws and Venezuelan nationalization
On a eight-country tour, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez signed 69 agreements and said his country seeks to build a multi-polar world.
After years out of the headlines - and out of most people's minds - this year nuclear weapons policy and the path to complete abolition has come to the fore again.
China-Russia ties, Afghanistan deaths, green industry in Caribbean, Nigeria's oil, lifetime jobs in Germany, U.S.-Cuba trade.
Nepal: World's highest cabinet meeting sends message on global warming.
Cuba and Russia signed an agreement Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, to allow Russian state oil company Zarubezhneft to explore for and produce oil in Cuba in their first post-Soviet oil pact.