He condemned Russian anti-gay laws.
Sir Elton John is hoping to set up a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss the country's controversial stance on gay rights during his upcoming trip there.
The family of the boy Sir Elton John desperately wanted to adopt from the Ukraine has urged the star to help them as violent unrest continues to rock the country.
Sir Elton John has attacked Russian leader Vladimir Putin for suggesting homosexuality is akin to paedophilia just days after the President saluted the rock star for honouring his commitment to perform in Moscow and Kazan in December (13).
Sir Elton John has been hailed as an "extraordinary person" and "distinguished musician" by embattled Russian President Vladimir Putin after the star refused to cancel his gigs in the country amid a backlash over gay rights.
Punk rocker Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has thrown her support behind calls for a boycott of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia, hours after her release from prison on hooliganism charges.
Sir Elton John has urged his fellow celebrities not to boycott Russia over new legislation banning gay propaganda, insisting their star power is needed in the country to help "challenge" the law.
Sir Elton John risked the wrath of Russian authorities on Friday (06Dec13) by condemning the country's "inhumane" laws banning gay propaganda during his concert in Moscow.
Canadian singer/songwriter Grimes has defended her decision to go ahead with a planned Russian gig next month (Nov13), insisting she cannot ignore her persecuted gay fans there.
A top Russian religious leader has joined concerned parents in calling for a boycott of Sir Elton John's upcoming concerts in the country.
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