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Nadezhda Tolonnikova (L) and Maria Alyoshina of Pussy Riot (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Pussy Riot Members Consider Political Run and Hollywood Offers

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.

02/10/2014

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Russian Police Choir Perform Daft Punk’s ‘Get Lucky’ at Olympics Opening Ceremony

Yes, it seems Vladimir Putin allowed them to stay up all night to get lucky.

02/07/2014

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Pussy Riot Members on the Verge of Early Release

Members of the Russian punk rock outfit Pussy Riot, jailed last year after a protest performance inside Moscow’s main cathedral, seem to be on the verge of release three months early under a new amnesty clause.

12/19/2013

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Bloodhound Gang Under Criminal Investigation In Russia

Bassist Jared Hennegan and singer James Moyer Franks from the American band–known for their 1999 song “Bad Touch”–are accused of “inciting hatred and enmity.”

09/12/2013

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

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 […]

03/25/2013

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Mugged, Robbed And Left For Dead, Local H Singer Tells Horrifying Tale

Scott Lucas, the lead singer of Chicago alt-rockers Local H, has revealed a brutal post-show attack in Russia that left him with damaged vocal cords and forced the band to cancel shows. “First Morrissey, then […]

03/21/2013

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Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of ‘Hooliganism’, Sentenced To Two Years

Yesterday we introduced you to Pussy Riot, the feminist punk band from Russia that’s made international headlines with a controversial court case. Three members of the radical collective were jailed without bail in March on […]

08/17/2012

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