The pair has announced they will be suing the Russian government for €120,000 each in compensation, as well as €10,000 in court fees.
In the clip, Pussy Riot sing about the authoritarian rule of Putin, and the ironies of his regime. They even seem to reference the whole circus of the high-profile trial in 2012:
They came out of the restaurant wearing their pastel balaclavas and were then confronted by the Cossacks, who are used by police authorities to patrol the streets.
“We were just walking around Sochi when they grabbed us,” Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said. “They told us we are suspected of theft. Of course there has been no theft.”
Life has changed dramatically for the two former members of the Russian punk-protest outfit, moving from prison bars to life as bona fide celebrities.
“As artists, freedom of speech is really important to all of us so I think that’s a cause we can all get behind,” said Imagine Dragons’ Daniel Platzman.
Two months after being released early from a Russian prison, Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina came to the United States to sit down with Stephen Colbert and talk about their good friend, Vladimir Putin.