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Topless protesters give Russia's Putin an eyeful

Russia urged Germany to punish a group of women who staged a bare-breasted protest against President Vladimir Putin on Monday during a visit to a trade fair in Hanover with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Three members of the women's rights group Femen, which has staged protests against Russia's detention of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot around Europe, disrupted a visit by Putin and Merkel...


Russian Court Upholds Jail for Two Pussy Riot Members but Frees Third

Pussy Riot

A Russian appeals court on Wednesday upheld the two-year jail sentences for two members of punk band Pussy Riot for a protest in a cathedral but freed a third member by suspending her sentence.


Pussy Riot says two members flee Russia

Pussy Riot

Two members of Russia's anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot have fled the country to avoid prosecution for staging a protest against President Vladimir Putin at a church altar, the band said on Sunday.


Global activists gear up for Pussy Riot rallies

Pussy Riot

The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hold simultaneous demonstrations an hour before a Russian court rules on whether its members will be sent to prison....


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