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East-West Divide

Here we track the growing divide between two schools of thought as Moscow’s definition of values and tradition clashes with the Western emphasis on individual rights.

On the Frontiers of the “Russian World”

Introduction

How homosexuality got caught up in the war in eastern Ukraine

Bianka’s Story

Video

A portrait of one member of Georgia's transgender community

In and Out In ‘90s Russia

Feature

An observer looks back on what’s changed, and what hasn’t, for gays in Russia

Transmoskva Episode One

Video

Political is Personable: Real lives in contemporary Russia.

Transmoskva Episode Two

Video

Episode Two: Vika's Big Day

The Absent Activists

Feature

Silicon Valley’s extraordinarily wealthy and powerful companies, which have advocated forcefully for LGBTQ rights throughout America, are remaining silent about Putin’s anti-gay laws as they pursue the Russian market

Transmoskva Episode Three

Video

Episode Three: Vika's Goodbye to Moscow

Forgotten Revolutionaries

Dispatch

Ukraine’s LGBT community depends on the West to defend their rights

Transmoskva Episode Four

Video

Episode Four: Vika's Return Home

Murder after the Revolution

Feature

Since Ukraine’s 2014 revolution, the number of killings of gay men has exploded. How Ukraine responds will help determine the country’s political trajectory—as a part of Europe or spinning toward Russia.

Kiev’s Equality March Passes Peacefully

Dispatch

Opposition from foreign and domestic forces arrayed against LGBTQ rights failed to disrupt an annual march in Kiev, bolstering Ukraine’s halting efforts to align with the West.

Politics and Repression

Feature

How longtime Russian political activists are often overlooked in the West