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Watch Pussy Riot’s New Video for “Witches of Pussy Riot Clean Manezhka”

The women of Pussy Riot work hard to bring justice to political systems worldwide. Last night, the group shared a new video titled “Witches of Pussy Riot Clean Manezhka” to continue on in that pursuit. The video is a response to Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg being sentenced in an intentionally hurried trial […]

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The National Cancel Shows in Russia and Ukraine

The National are no strangers to the political scene. I mean, they did play at a fundraiser for President Obama’s re-election. But this time, they’re taking a stand against situations over seas, which sadly affects their international fans. They have cancelled three shows in July/August that were scheduled in Kiev, St. Petersburg and Moscow, due […]

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UPDATED: Pussy Riot Members Temporarily Detained For Questioning In Sochi, Allegedly Beaten Physically

**UPDATE** Video has surfaced of Russian police officers pepper spraying and beating the women in Pussy Riot as they attempt to begin another Olympic protest performance Wednesday. Just as guitars and microphones start coming out, the officers move in. Be warned, the video depicts mild violence and it’s not an easy watch. You can view […]

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Pussy Riot Removes Nadya Tolokonnikova And Masha Alyokhina From The Band

Following their release from a well-documented and highly controversial imprisonment in Russia, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, two members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot, have been kicked out of the group by the other members of the band. In a statement released on Pussy Riot’s LiveJournal page, the other members of the […]

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Freed Pussy Riot Member Claims Release Was PR Stunt

The news recently broke that the two remaining Pussy Riot members who were in Russian jail would be released under an “amnesty” bill that Putin was set to sign this past week. Under said amnesty bill, many others were set to be released, including the 30 members of Green Peace who were captured earlier this […]

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Pussy Riot Members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Freed From Prison

Finally, almost two years since their arrest, Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have been freed from prison. During a news conference on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir confirmed their release. Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova have been freed three months early thanks to the new amnesty law Russian legislators have adopted, providing that prisoners “who haven’t […]

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Pussy Riot Are To Be Freed Under Amnesty Bill

It sounds like the drawn out saga between Pussy Riot and the Russian authorities might be near an end. According to Voice Project, Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s husband has told them that her, and the other member still behind bars, Maria Alyokhina, will be freed under the amnesty bill being submitted by the Kremlin to […]

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevic

Imprisoned Pussy Riot Member Sent To Siberia

Two days ago I reported news on the status of missing Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, who had been reported missing by her family, for they had not heard from her in some time after a prison transfer. The Russian government responded, citing Russian regulation that stated that they had up to ten days after […]

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, Yekaterina Samutsevic

Pussy Riot Member Thought Missing, Russian Officials Respond

Over the course of the weekend, reports were coming in that imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova had gone missing, stemming from her family claiming that they had not heard from her since her recent prison transfer. Tolokonnikova’s father exclaimed, “No one knows anything,” saying that “There’s no proof she’s alive, we don’t know the […]

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Emmure Frontman Shocked By Microphone In Russia; Band Stops Show

Scary stuff happened two nights ago in Moscow, Russia. Emmure frontman Frankie Palmeri was shocked by the microphone so hard he fell over during the band’s set. Video proof of the incident can be found through the jump. Guitarist Mike Mulholland tweeted, “I’m so sorry to all of our Moscow fans who came to see […]

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TRAILER: A Good Day To Die Hard

The newest installment in the Die Hard series, A Good Day To Die Hard, recently released its second trailer  and it’s action packed, explosive, and features that wry smile of John McClane that I have fallen in love with over the years. The movie tells the story of Mr. McClane going to Russia to see […]

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Russian Politician Leads Charge for Pussy Riot’s Freedom

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for punk band Pussy Riot’s freedom, according to the Associated Press. The trio of ladies are up for appeal on October 1. Although it is very much in President Vladmir Putin’s hands, this could be a sign of the tides changing. The band was arrested for and found […]