Pussy Riot

Latest Pussy Riot Items
  • Court bans video of Pussy Riot's performance

    The video of punk band Pussy Riot's performance in Russia's main cathedral is extremist and must be removed from the web, a Moscow court ruled Thursday.


  • Russian PM argues for Pussy Riot members release

    Russia's prime minister said Friday the women in the Pussy Riot punk band serving two-year prison sentences should be set free, while a band member's husband tried to visit his wife in jail in a central Russian region known for its gloomy Stalinist-era gulags.


  • Russian punk band members transferred to prison colonies

    The two jailed Pussy Riot band members have been transferred to prison colonies hundreds of miles from Moscow to serve their sentences, their lawyer said Monday.


  • Pussy Riot members face tough life in penal colony

    It's a far cry from Stalin's gulag, but the guiding principle of the Russian penal colony -- the destination of two members of punk band Pussy Riot -- remains the same: isolate inmates and wear them down through "corrective labor."


  • Moscow court frees 1 of 3 Pussy Riot members

    One jailed member of the punk band Pussy Riot unexpectedly walked free from a Moscow courtroom, but the other two now head toward a harsh punishment for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin: a penal colony.


  • Jailed Pussy Riot members appeal to Russian court

    Three jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot told a Moscow appeals court on Wednesday that they should not be imprisoned for their irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin, insisting that their impromptu performance inside Moscow's main cathedral was political in nature and not an attack on religion.


  • Russian church: Pussy Riot deserve mercy if repent

    The Russian Orthodox Church on Sunday asked for clemency for three jailed members of the rock band Pussy Riot if they repent for their "punk prayer" for deliverance from President Vladimir Putin at Moscow's main cathedral, a statement that came a day before an appeal hearing and appeared to reflect a desire to put an end to the case that has caused an international outrage.


  • Orthodox Russian deacon stands up for Pussy Riot

    Sergei Baranov keeps his clerical robes hanging neatly in his closet, but he believes he will never again wear them inside a Russian Orthodox Church.


  • A masked spectator reacts Sept. 9, 2012, during a concert in St. Petersburg, Russia, organized to support jailed Pussy Riot musicians. A Moscow judge has sentenced each of three members of the provocative punk band to two years in prison on hooliganism charges following a trial that has drawn international outrage as an emblem of Russia's intolerance to dissent. (Associated Press)

    Pussy Riot fest held in Russia despite pressure

    A music festival to support jailed members of the Russian band Pussy Riot went forward despite official pressure to cancel it, organizers said Monday.


Happening Now