Pussy Riot

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In a candid interview with the Germany’s Deutsche Welle last week, the Russian art historian Ekaterina Degot stated that freedom in Russia’s cultural sector is quickly diminishing.

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Post image for Pussy Riot Release New Video with Yesterday’s Whipping Incident

In today’s high-paced media environment, yesterday’s footage of Russian security officials in traditional Cossack headgear whipping members of Pussy Riot (below) has already made it into the activist group’s latest video, “Putin Will Teach You How to Love.”

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Russian police arrested Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina earlier today in Sochi, the New York Times reports.

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Post image for Pussy Rioters Nominated for Art Award in Singapore (of All Places)

Ever since their release from prison, Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have received a lot of fawning — and sometimes weird — press and attention. But the latest Pussy Riot story, from Bloomberg News, reaches new levels of sigh-inducing absurdity.

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Post image for Pussy Riot Members Go Free [UPDATED]

After the passage of an amnesty bill in the Russian parliament last week, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the two imprisoned members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, have been freed.

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Post image for Pussy Riot Members Could Be Freed Under Russian Amnesty Bill

The Russian Parliament has passed an amnesty bill that should send the two members of Pussy Riot still serving prison sentences home, the AP reports.

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Pussy Riot: The Documentary

by Steve Ramos on June 12, 2013

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CINCINNATI — The trending wardrobe of choice for aspiring female protest artists consists of Day-Glo leotards and matching ski masks. Credit the young punk rock performers known as Pussy Riot, feminist activists who led late 2011 civilian protests in Moscow following Vladimir Putin’s controversial reelection as Russia’s president.

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Post image for Pussy Rioter Ends Hunger Strike

Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina has ended her hunger strike 11 days after it began, and a Moscow court has rejected the group’s appeal, ruling that their jail terms were appropriate and the case was not political.

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Post image for Pussy Riot Rocker Declares Prison Hunger Strike

A member of the punk feminist group Pussy Riot, Maria Alekhina, has declared a hunger strike after a Russian judge refused to allow her to personally attend a court hearing about her possible parole

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Post image for Pussy Riot Member Denied Early Release for Dumb Reasons

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was denied early release from prison last Friday, with a Russian judge saying that Tolokonnikova had “not always followed the rules of behavior” in custody, according to the AP.

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