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

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…

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Pussy Riot Founder Slams Liberals' Obsession with Putin

Vladimir Putin has become a fixture in the U.S. political conversation, as a majority of Americans have come to believe he helped rig the 2016 election for Donald Trump. Yet one prominent anti-Putin activist who was jailed by the Russian government says, in a new podcast interview, that America's political class is deliberately promoting an inaccurate…

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5 Russian Words Pussy Riot Wants Us All to Learn Before Trump Takes Office

For years, Pussy Riot has raged against Vladimir Putin and Russia's corrupt oligarchy. Now the punk collective is here to warn us about our incoming president.

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Pussy Riot Members Arrested at Sochi Olympics

The two members of the Russian band Pussy Riot who shot to fame after being arrested and thrown in jail in 2012 were detained again today during the Sochi Olympics. Russian authorities say Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were detained in connection with a theft at the hotel where they were staying, though defenders of the band dismissed that claim, saying it was just a pretext.

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Arctic 30 Protesters and Pussy Riot Members Set to Walk Free

This piece originally appeared in the Guardian, and is reprinted here with their permission.

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Pussy Riot Member Ends Hunger Strike . . . For Now

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has ended her nine-day hunger strike. Although deteriorating health forced Tolokonnikova to halt herprotest against prison conditions, her husband has said that she will resume the strike if she is not transferred away from Mordovia's Penal Colony No 14.

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Is the Russia Prison System Working Pussy Riot Member to Death?

An incarcerated member of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been hospitalized for illnesses related to prison work, reports the Associated Press. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has reportedly been suffering severe headaches since last spring, when the 23-year-old began serving her two-year sentence on hooliganism charges.

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Occupy's 'Bat Signal': Working to Keep the Movement in the Spotlight

In the back of a large white van parked on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, across from the mansion that houses the Russian consulate, Lucky Tran sits hunched over a laptop. Two members of Tran’s team are positioned nearby, ready to document what comes next in photo and video. “I’ve scouted the area,” Tran says, his face swathed in LCD light. “It should be fine, but we don’t want to overstay our welcome.” Tran stands up and adjusts the cranks protruding from the vehicle’s roof. Soon, the image of three heads in balaclavas, accompanied by the words “Free Pussy Riot” written in ransom lettering, appear emblazoned on the consulate’s limestone facade.

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How Punk Rock Made Me a Lefty

Joining a long tradition of right-wing politicians denounced by their favorite bands, this week Paul Ryan was the recipient of a scathing open letter from Tom Morello, activist, proud union member and former guitarist of Rage Against the Machine, in Rolling Stone magazine.

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