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Pussy Riot Meets With US Senators On Capitol Hill

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina of famed punk rock group Pussy Riot were in Capitol Hill on Tuesday to meet with US Senators regarding human rights violators in Russia. Specifically, they want the US to add 16 officials to the current list of Russians already facing sanctions for human rights violations. “We’d like to remind our government that they have …

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Pussy Riot Urges Congress to Crack Down on Russia

Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were on Capitol Hill Tuesday lobbying for further sanctions against Russia, citing human rights violations they had witnessed first-hand under President Vladimir Putin’s administration. In a private meeting, the two activists requested that senators on the Foreign Relations Committee crack down even harder against Russia, and that Congress add …

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Pussy Riot Discusses Human Rights With U.S. Senators

Two of the members of Russian protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, visited Capitol Hill. The two were seeking help from the Congress to include 16 of Russia’s politicians to the list of human rights violators who must face sanctions in the States. Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova went into a private meeting with officials where they discussed the …

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Pussy Riot Meets Hillary Clinton

While Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were attending the Women In The World Summit at the Lincoln Center in New York Friday, a Moscow court cleared the two of their inciting religious hatred charges stemming from one of their live rock shows. Alekhina and Tolokonnikova were found guilty of hooliganism with religious undertones of hatred after a …

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Pussy Riot Talks Political Freedom With Matt Lauer

Political freedom through music, lyrics and videos. That is the drive that keeps Pussy Riot going, even if it costs them their livelihood, even if they have to suffer through beatings. Two members of the Russian punk rock band stopped by Today this morning for an interview with Matt Lauer. The Moscow-based feminist protest group is continuing to draw attention …

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Pussy Riot Members Released After Being Questioned

Two members of Pussy Riot, a Russian punk band, were briefly detained today in Sochi. The group members were being questioned after a theft occurred at the hotel they were staying at. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were having a meeting with journalists at the time the police took them into custody, according to Petr Verzilov, Tolokonnikova’s husband. “They were …

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Pussy Riot Arrested In Sochi In Advance Of New Song

Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk band who made headlines in 2012 when they were arrested for performing an anti-Putin song at a cathedral, are back in Russia this week and were reportedly arrested in Sochi on Tuesday after word got out that they were working on a new song. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two most famous members …

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Pussy Riot & the NYC Mayor: The New SuperGroup?

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 …

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Pussy Riot Kicks Jailed Members Out Of Band

Pussy Riot has become an internationally known name in the past couple of years, with millions of people urging President Vladimir Putin and other Russian leaders to grant them amnesty after three members of the punk band were arrested for “hooliganism” following a concert they held at a cathedral in Moscow. Now, two of those women–Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova–have …

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Pussy Riot Members To VIsit Brooklyn

Two of the women who were recently freed from a Russian prison after being jailed for “acts of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” will visit Brooklyn on February 5 for a human rights benefit concert. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were arrested in 2012 after performing an anti-Putin concert inside a cathedral in Moscow and subsequently started a world-wide conversation …

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Maria Alyokhina Unimpressed with Pussy Riot Amnesty

Maria Alyokhina, 1/5 of the group that may hold The Most Edgiest Name of All Time, has wasted no time in speaking her mind after being released from jail this Monday. Alyokhina and fellow Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Yekaterina Samutsevich all received two-year sentences for their profanity-riddled “punk prayer” at a Moscow cathedral in February 2012. Samutsevich was …

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Russia Frees ‘Pussy Riot’ Members

Two incarcerated members of the Russian protest-punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ were released from a Russian prison Monday, due to a new amnesty legislation which some watchdog groups view as a Kremlin public relations stunt in time for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Pussy Riot members Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were found guilty of hooliganism with religious undertones of hatred …

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