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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…

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