Pussy Riot

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Pussy Riot are a Russian feminist punk rock protest group of about eleven women. The group was formed in August 2011 in Moscow. Three members of the group (Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina) were put in prison for a protest they did at a cathedral in Moscow against Vladimir Putin. Yekaterina Samutsevich was let out of prison in September 2012. There were protests around the world by people who thought that it was wrong for Pussy Riot members to be put in prison. Lots of famous people said that they should be released including Madonna.[1] On December 23, 2013 Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were let out. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were kicked out of Pussy Riot for showing their faces on US television.[2]

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Pussy Riot have released seven songs.

Documentary[change | change source]

In January 2013 a documentary about Pussy Riot called Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer was released. On 21 October 2013 BBC4 showed it.

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