Posted in music on December 19, 2013

Pussy Riot

As mentioned, a Russian amnesty bill was on the table this week that could potentially mean an early release for imprisoned Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who would otherwise finish their two-year sentence in March. That amnesty passed yesterday (12/18) and Reuters reports that they will indeed get early release, though an exact date has not been set:

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday two jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot would be freed under an amnesty but described their protest against him in a church as disgraceful.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, are serving a two-year jail sentence for performing a crude "punk prayer" against Putin and his ties to the Russian Orthodox church in Moscow's main cathedral.

The two women had been due for release in March but are now expected to be freed sooner under the amnesty, in part because both are mothers of small children.

The amnesty will also enable 30 people arrested in a Greenpeace protest against Arctic oil drilling to avoid trial - removing two irritants in ties with the West before Russia hosts the Winter Olympics in February.

Hooray for Pussy Riot! (and about time)

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Comments (15)

Early release prediction- February 28, 2014.

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 1:21 PM

now they can focus on making some amazing tunes!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 1:36 PM

This is worst thing that could happen to their "career"

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 1:42 PM

also known as киска бунт. is the music any good?

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 1:45 PM

Don't you hate it when you see a sign that says FREE PUSSY and then you read further?

Haha I'm a riot. A RIOT!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 1:49 PM

BEST fucking news!

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 5:33 PM

only two-three months early... after 20-21 months in jail

Posted by Anonymous | December 19, 2013 11:52 PM

I hope a bunch of Russian Orthodox bros rush the stage at their next show and start holding a mass.

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2013 12:13 AM

How is anyone shocked they went to jail? you'd go to jail in the states for what they did if you did it at a prominent church, and they were at one of the biggest Russian churches. The fact they made news for more than a second is insane

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2013 1:38 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2013 2:00 AM

ahh just in time to play coachella...

Posted by Anonymous | December 20, 2013 3:20 PM

Talentless crap.

Posted by Anonymous | December 22, 2013 1:41 PM

This is worst thing that could happen to their "career"

Posted by Only Ted Is Real | December 22, 2013 8:10 PM

This is worst thing that could happen to their "career"

Posted by mobawab | December 25, 2013 3:09 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 25, 2013 5:02 AM

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