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Paul McCartney On Pussy Riot: ‘Further Incarceration Will Be Harmful’

Paul McCartney recently sent handwritten letters addressed to Russian authorities to voice his support for the two Pussy Riot band members that remain incarcerated in Russian prisons. This is the second time McCartney has expressed […]

05/24/2013

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Sir Paul Stands Up For Pussy Riot

Maybe a plea from a member of the Fab Four will help out the all-female punk band that’s behind Russian bars, Pussy Riot. First, the back story. Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk-rock collective […]

05/23/2013

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Pussy Riot’s Verdict Upheld

Moscow’s highest court panel has rejected an appeal by three members of the punk band Pussy Riot against their hooliganism conviction following a protest against Vladimir Putin. Moscow City Court’s presidium upheld the verdict against […]

03/20/2013

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Madonna in Russia: Speaks Out For Punk Band, Gets Sued

Madonna has never been one to bite her tongue, so after the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on Friday (August 17), she spoke out.

08/20/2012

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Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of ‘Hooliganism’, Sentenced To Two Years

The five-month case came to a head this morning, when a final verdict was made: guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” with all three women sentenced to two years in prison starting from their date of arrest in March.

08/17/2012

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Who Is Pussy Riot? A Primer On The Punks Supported By McCartney, Madonna & More

The band name “Pussy Riot” has been splashed all over the news (and the shirts of rock stars), but what exactly is the controversy all about?

08/16/2012

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