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  • Russian political activists Nadya Tolokonnikova, center, and Maria Alyokhina, left, of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, join Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the chairman of the Helsinki Commission in seeking action to stop violations of human rights by pro-Russian militants in the Ukraine region, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 6, 2014. At right is Pyotr Verzilov, Nadya Tolokonnikova's husband who helped to interpret. The political activists spent more than a year behind bars for performing songs critical of Russian leader Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Pussy Riot members tell Congress of rights abuses

    Two members of the Russian dissident punk group Pussy Riot came to the Capitol Tuesday and asked members of Congress to add 16 officials to the list of Russian human rights violators who face U.S. sanctions.


  • Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, center, and Maria Alekhina, left, arrive for a press conference while followed by a person in a chicken costume protesting the punk group - who have feuded with Vladmir Putin's government for years - Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

    Pussy Riot presents Sochi punk video

    Russian punk band Pussy Riot ended their stay in the Olympic city of Sochi on Thursday by posting a video criticizing the Winter Games and President Vladimir Putin.


  • Russian punk group Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, in the blue balaclava, and Maria Alekhina, in the pink balaclava, run down the street with other women after they were released from a police station, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, in Adler, Russia. No charges were filed against Tolokonnikova and Alekhina along with the others who were detained. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Pussy Riot make comeback in Sochi during Olympics

    Some marvel at their brazen nerve. Others condemn the young women as anarchic and enemies of the state.


  • A Cossack militiaman attacks Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and a photographer as she and fellow members of the punk group Pussy Riot, including Maria Alekhina, right, in the pink balaclava, stage a protest performance in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The group had gathered in a downtown Sochi restaurant, about 30km (21miles) from where the Winter Olympics are being held. They ran out of the restaurant wearing brightly colored clothes and ski masks and were set upon by about a dozen Cossacks, who are used by police authorities in Russia to patrol the streets. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

    Russian security forces attack Pussy Riot members

    Cossack militia attacked Russia's Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists - who have feuded with Vladimir Putin's government for years - tried to perform under a sign advertising the Sochi Olympics.


  • This photo provided by Maria Alekhina, a member of the punk band Pussy Riot, was taken in the back of a police detention vehicle after she and several others were detained in Sochi, Russia, on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. Fellow band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova wrote on Twitter that she and Alekhina were detained Tuesday while walking in downtown Sochi, the host city of the Winter Olympics. (AP Photo/Maria Alekhina)

    Sochi tension: Pussy Riot members briefly detained

    Russian punk group Pussy Riot burst onto the Olympic scene Tuesday when two of its members were picked up by police in host city Sochi - and then ran away defiant down a rain-soaked street a few hours later, shouting and wearing their trademark garish balaclavas.


  • In NYC, Pussy Riot critiques conditions in Russia

    Americans who will be at the Winter Olympics should look beyond the facilities created for the games and take a hard look at the host country itself, two members of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot said Tuesday.


  • Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alekhina, right, glance at each when responding to questions from the media during a press conference as part of a human rights weekend in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Tolokonnikova and Alekhina were released from prison last month after serving 21 months for hooliganism following their March 2012 arrest for giving an unauthorized performance in Christ The Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Pussy Riot urges pols to speak out in Sochi

    Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot are urging politicians attending the Winter Olympics to criticize human rights abuses in Russia.


  • Nadezhda Tolokonnikova speaks to the media after leaving prison in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, Monday, Dec. 23, 2013. The third member of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot has been released from custody following an amnesty law passed by parliament. Tolokonnikova left the prison colony in the eastern Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Monday, hours after another band member, Maria Alekhina, was released in another region. (AP Photo/Alexander Roslyakov)

    2 Pussy Riot members released from prison

    Two jailed members of the Russian punk bank Pussy Riot were released Monday following an amnesty law that both described as a Kremlin public relations stunt ahead of the Winter Olympics.


  • Imprisoned Pussy Riot member hospitalized

    A jailed member of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band has been hospitalized for a full medical check-up after complaining of headaches and suffering from overwork at a prison colony known for its tough conditions, her lawyer and a fellow band member said Friday.


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