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Two Members of Pussy Riot Went Missing in Russia, Are Now Safe

The dissidents were traveling to Crimea when they disappeared without a trace.

Members of "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (R), Maria Alyokhina (L) and Yekaterina Samutsevich sit in a glass-walled cage after being sentenced in Moscow.

Two members of Pussy Riot, the all-female Russian punk rock band from Moscow known for their provocative protest lyrics and colorful balaclavas, disappeared on Tuesday while traveling from the Crimean peninsula to Moscow. Olga Borisova and Sasha Sofeyev were meant to fly from Simferopol on the Crimean peninsula to Moscow Monday evening, according to local media…

Update: Olya Borisova and Sasha Sofeev have been found and are "safe now" after being detained "several times," according to the band's Twitter feed.