Russian Orthodox Church
  • Alleged aim to protect minors from Western  'homosexual propaganda'; would ban public events that promote gay rights.

    In this Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2009 file photo Irina Fedotova-Fet, right, and Irina Shipitko are trying to register their marriage at
    LAST UPDATE : Jan 21, 2013, 11:20 AM EST
  • MOSCOW (AP) — Three Russian feminist rockers rejected charges of hooliganism for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow's main cathedral against Vladimir Putin's return as president as a trial against them opened in earnest on Monday. The charges could carry a punishment of up to seven years in prison.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 05, 2012, 2:30 PM EST