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Pussy Riot came to Sochi looking for trouble: Russia deputy PM

The high profile members of punk group Pussy Riot came to Olympics host Sochi this week looking for trouble, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said Saturday after the women were filmed being beaten with a horsewhip. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and……

Pussy Riot clash with Russian police in Sochi

The two best known members of Pussy Riot said they clashed with plain clothes police and Cossacks Wednesday when they tried to stage an action in the centre of Winter Olympics host city Sochi. The scuffles came a day after members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained by police…

Pussy Riot members released after arrest in Sochi

Russian police on Tuesday detained the two most famous Pussy Riot members in Sochi, host of the Winter Olympics, questioning the pair for several hours in a theft case. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were only released from penal colonies under an amnesty late last year, were arrested along…

Madonna introduces Pussy Riot at star-studded sellout concert in NYC

Feted by Madonna and cheered by thousands, Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot defied President Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Olympics at a star-studded New York concert. The performance highlighted soaring tensions between Russia and the United States, which drastically deteriorated when Moscow granted asylum to U.S.…

Pussy Riot vows to continue protesting human rights abuses in Russia

Two Pussy Riot members on Friday vowed no let-up in their campaign against human rights abuses inside Vladimir Putin’s Russia as they made their first overseas trip since being released from jail. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were freed from prison last month, are in Singapore for a video…

Concerns rise over ‘missing’ Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Concern for jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova mounted on her 24th birthday Thursday, after her husband said she could not be found in the Russian prison colony where authorities reportedly sent her in October. Tolokonnikova has not been seen since being moved on October 22 after protesting alleged prison…

Pussy Riot band member sent to new prison

The Russian prison service has announced that a member of the band Pussy Riot has been sent to a new penal colony, after her husband expressed fears that she had disappeared. The Interfax news agency quoted Russia’s prison service as saying that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova had been moved after her husband,…

Hunger-striking jailed Pussy Riot member moved to hospital

Jailed hunger-striking Pussy Riot punk band member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who is refusing food in protest over what she has called murder threats and “slave labour conditions,” was on Sunday moved to a hospital, an official said. An officer on duty at the hospital No 21 in the village of Barashevo…

Pussy Riot inmate claims Russian prison took away water

Jailed Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova on Friday accused Russian prison officers of cutting off her drinking water on the fifth day of a hunger strike — a move the prison service denies. Tolokonnikova began a hunger strike at her penal colony in central Russia’s Mordovia region in protest at…

Pussy Riot punk on hunger strike to protest ‘death threats,’ slave labor

Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova declared a hunger strike on Monday to protest at death threats and what she described as conditions of slave labor at her Russian prison camp. In a letter released to the media, she painted a harrowing picture of the Gulag-style conditions at the penal…

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