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Pussy Riot On ’60 Minutes': One Year Later & Still Fighting

"If you really want to change history you have to be able to put everything on the line."
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It’s been over a year since members of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot were detained for speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, but don’t think the band is feeling remorse for its actions.

“I’m here to say you shouldn’t give up,” said the band’s drummer, referred to only as “Kot,” in Pussy Riot’s interview last night (March 24) with CBS’s 60 Minutes. “What happened to us is unacceptable.”

“Kot” was not one of the three members of Pussy Riot arrested in March 2012 following the band’s February protest, and thus, hid her identity with one of the balaclavas the group is known for wearing.

However, Yekaterina Samutsevich, one of members arrested (and now freed), was also interviewed during the 60 Minutes segment. She maintained Pussy Riot’s innocence from the charges they faced (hooliganism motivated by religious hatred) and stressed that they “want the government to leave power, because we consider it illegitimate. But we’re advocating for a peaceful overthrow.”

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