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Welcome to Chechnya Still credit David France

New David France Documentary Bears Witness to Anti-LGBTQ Violence in Chechnya

‘Welcome to Chechnya’ debuts on HBO June 30.

By Terri Wilder, M.S.W.
Demonstrators Protest Against Russian Anti Gay Laws Outside Their Embassy

Russia Wants to Outlaw AIDS Denialism

But it is doing little else to address a growing HIV epidemic.

By Mathew Rodriguez
Rudolf Nureyev, subject of NUREYEV

New Documentary Examines Ballet Legend Rudolf Nureyev, Who Died of AIDS in 1993

'Nureyev,' directed by David Morris and Jacqui Morris, may introduce the late superstar to a new generation.

By Tim Murphy
Analysis: How Is Russia's HIV-Specific Law Being Used to Prosecute Women Living With HIV? Img

Analysis: How Is Russia's HIV-Specific Law Being Used to Prosecute Women Living With HIV?

"Russia's Article 122 was introduced into the Criminal Code, in particular, to protect women from HIV infection, but it is clear from our research that the law has been applied against women in Russia," Evgenia Maron writes.

By Evgenia Maron for HIV Justice Network
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Russian Drug Policies Fuel Europe's Worst HIV Epidemic

"HIV is in retreat almost universally -- but not in Russia," Tanya Cooper writes. "As infection rates drop globally, Russia has seen increases of 8 to 10 percent annually over the last decade."

By Tanya Cooper for Human Rights Watch
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Russia and the Former Soviet Union

The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, also known as the U.S.S.R. or the Soviet Union, disintegrated at the end of 1991, splintering into 15 independent countries. These countries can be divided into five subregions: the gigantic Russian Federation...

By Julie Stachowiak
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Forced Testing in Russia

There has been a great deal of controversy in the press about Yelstin's AIDS Law, centered mainly around the testing of foreigners as a prerequisite to entry into the territory of the Russian Federation. When any government places blame for the sprea...

By Julie Stachowiak for Women Alive