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Russia's Most Notorious Punk Rock Group, 'Pussy Riot,' Members Relocated To Siberian Prison Camp

Women sentenced to years in hard labor prison camps for the crime of (punk rock) music.


http://youtu.be/gvupTIFB48k

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pussy_Riot

Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group based in Moscow. Founded in August 2011, it has a variable membership of approximately 11 women ranging in age from about 20 to 33.

They stage unauthorized provocative guerrilla performances in unusual public locations, which are edited into music videos and posted on the Internet.

Their lyrical themes include feminism, LGBT rights, opposition to the policies of Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom they regard as a dictator, and links between Putin and the leadership of the Russian Orthodox Church.

On February 21, 2012, five members of the group staged a performance in Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Their actions were stopped by church security officials. By that evening, they had turned the performance into a music video entitled "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!"

The women said their protest was directed at the Orthodox Church leader's support for Putin during his election campaign.

On March 3, 2012, two of the group members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were arrested and charged with hooliganism.

A third member, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was arrested on March 16. Denied bail, they were held in custody until their trial began in late July. On August 17, 2012, the three members were convicted of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred", and each was sentenced to two years imprisonment.

Two other members of the group, who escaped arrest after February's protest, reportedly left Russia fearing prosecution. On October 10, following an appeal, Samutsevich was freed on probation, her sentence suspended. The sentences of the other two women were upheld.

In late October 2012, Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were sent to separate prisons.

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Related: Pussy Riot attacked with whips by police at Sochi


http://youtu.be/ivT-I-yxtdY

If American police officers were caught on film doing what those Russian men did to the ladies of Pussy Riot for simply singing a song in public (without instruments), every female voter in America would be in an uproar, and rightfully so.

Related: Member of Pussy Riot Disappears During Prison Transfer

http://www.dailypaul.com/304540/member-of-pussy-riot-disappe...

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Imagine a world without the great female voices of Whitney Houston, Stevie Nicks, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Patti Smith, Tina Turner, Janet Jackson, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Mariah Carey, Carole King, Barbara Streisand, Dionne Warwick, Patsy Cline, Pat Benatar, Chrissie Hynde, Judy Garland, or Pink.

Thank God these fine ladies weren't born in Russia.

If Rand Paul wants to win over the women voter's of America, calling Vladimir Putin a male chauvinist dictator would be a great start.



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Aw such memory's. Two pillows on the emergency brake in a 74 Pinto worked great. It was hard to find the perfect parking spot though as it had to be the perfect combination of secluded but not scary.

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What's wrong with a guy drinking an iced tea?

Or a homeless man camping deserves to be shot? There is injustice everywhere.
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If Wars Can Be Started by Lies, They Can Be Stopped By Truth.

I'll tell you why

Because Russia sees Islam (localized Sharia Laws) as a useful tool since Islam and Putin are both authoritarian and share the hartred of Western Culture.. Russia (RT) covers for the Muslim vs Muslim wars and blame Israel and the US..