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Pussy Riot & the NYC Mayor: The New SuperGroup?

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Pussy Riot & the NYC mayor. Sounds like the perfect name for an indie band, don’t you think? Although it’s probably safe to say that there probably won’t be any new songs coming from the two entities, Associated Press tells us that Mayor de Blasio met the Russian punk rock protest band at City Hall yesterday during their New York city visit.

Pussy Riot is still not loving their president, Russia’s Vladimir Putin, and have been spreading that sentiment throughout the streets of NY. Although they have been publicly denounced by six members of the Pussy Riot collective for “being so carried away with the problems in Russian prisons, that they completely forgot about the aspirations and ideals of (their) group,” they’ve been greeted with welcome arms, so far appearing on The Colbert Report and the Amnesty International Concert with Madonna.The two recently released Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the twelve-odd members of Pussy Riot used a translator to speak to the supportive Brooklynites to thank supporters, compliment Amnesty International efforts and reassure us all that one day, “Russia will be free!”

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and wife Chirlane McCray met with Pussy Riot to talk politics, and the mayor commended the ladies for “their bravery and courage”– a bold statement from the politician– Madonna has already reported to have received death threats for supporting the activist group.

While the Olympics go on in Russia, Pussy Riot has stayed noticeably absent from the country. They denounced their early release from prison as a “publicity stunt” performed just in time for the Sochi Olympics immediately after setting foot on free ground, and are currently telling Olympic watchers worldwide to “Don’t Believe The Hype.” The only appearance from Pussy Riot so far can possibly be attributed to Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev’s snowboard portraying a knife-wielding woman wearing the Pussy Riot signature ski mask.

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Pussy Riot & the NYC Mayor: The New SuperGroup?
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