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Pussy Riot say no place for Putin at G20
Pussy Riot say no place for Putin at G20

Pussy Riot called on Australia to withdraw its invitation to President Vladimir Putin to attend this year's G20 summit.

Pussy Riot say no place for Putin at G20
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina. Photo courtesy of Twitter community Voina (War)
Pussy Riot moving to Kazakhstan?

Two members of the scandalously notorious Pussy Riot punk band Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are thinking about moving to Astana, Kazakhstan.

Pussy Riot moving to Kazakhstan?
Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action
Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action

The two best-known members of Pussy Riot on Wednesday said they had been beaten and attacked with horsewhips during an action hostile to Russian President Vladimir Putin in Winter Olympics host city Sochi.

Pussy Riot 'whipped and beaten' during Sochi action
New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi
New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi

Feted by Madonna and cheered by thousands, Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot defied President Vladimir Putin on the eve of the Sochi Olympics at a star-studded New York concert.

New York concert defies Putin on eve of Sochi
Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says
Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says

Russian punk protest group Pussy Riot on Tuesday took their campaign against Vladimir Putin's civil liberties crackdown to New York, where they are to tread the same stage as Madonna.

Look beyond Olympic hype, Pussy Riot says
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia
Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia

The last of the 26 foreign Greenpeace activists who were detained after an Arctic protest flew out of Russia on Sunday, the group announced, finally ending a saga that had caused global concern.

Final amnestied foreign Greenpeace activist leaves Russia
Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'
Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'

Pussy Riot bandmember Maria Alyokhina, who was freed from prison Monday under a Kremlin-backed amnesty, slammed the measure as a mere publicity stunt and said that she would have preferred to remain in prison.

Freed Pussy Riot punk slams Kremlin amnesty as 'PR stunt'
Pussy Riot punk Alyokhina freed from Russian prison: lawyer
Pussy Riot punk Alyokhina freed from Russian prison: lawyer

One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina, was freed from prison on Monday after receiving amnesty.

Pussy Riot punk Alyokhina freed from Russian prison: lawyer
Maria Alyokhina, jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot. ©Reuters/Roman Yarovitsyn
Russia court orders review of Pussy Riot verdicts

The Russian Supreme Court has ordered a review of the guilty verdicts handed to two members of punk band Pussy Riot, three months before the pair are due to be released from prison, it said Thursday.

Russia court orders review of Pussy Riot verdicts
Demonstrators wear "Free Pussy Riot" balaclavas as they protest. ©REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton
Jailed Pussy Riot punk asks again for parole

One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot on Wednesday asked again to be released on parole after serving almost a year in prison.

Jailed Pussy Riot punk asks again for parole
Placard reads "Free Pussy Riot". ©REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin
Pussy Riot rockers in US to fight for jailed bandmates

Two members of the Russian feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot on Friday urged the United States to help free their bandmates jailed last year for an anti-government protest performance.

Pussy Riot rockers in US to fight for jailed bandmates
Pussy Riot case shows Putin weak: bandmember's husband
Pussy Riot case shows Putin weak: bandmember's husband

Pussy Riot icon Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is behind bars, but her husband is unbowed, saying the punk band's controversial case has exposed the weaknesses in Russian President Vladimir Putin's rule.

Pussy Riot case shows Putin weak: bandmember's husband
US film paints Pussy Riot as new Russian revolution
US film paints Pussy Riot as new Russian revolution

Pussy Riot is more than just a punk band, and is seeking a "feminist revolution" in Russian society, according to the co-director of a film shown at the Sundance Film Festival this week.

US film paints Pussy Riot as new Russian revolution
Depardieu slams Russia protest movement
Depardieu slams Russia protest movement

French actor turned Russian national Gerard Depardieu on Sunday accused President Vladimir Putin's opposition of lacking vision and defended the Kremlin's treatment of the Pussy Riot protest punks.

Depardieu slams Russia protest movement
A member of punk band Pussy Riot Yekaterina Samutsevich. ©RIA Novosti
Freed Pussy Riot member vows more protests

A member of the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot freed unexpectedly from prison on Wednesday vowed defiantly hours later that the group's protest actions would continue.

Freed Pussy Riot member vows more protests
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Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list

Russian punk band Pussy Riot, Iran's film-maker Jafar Panahi and rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh, and Belarus dissident Ales Beliatsky were put on a final shortlist for the European Parliament's Sakharov rights priz.

Pussy Riot, Panahi, Beliatsky on final Sakharov short list
Punk rockers Pussy Riot. ©RIA Novosti
Faint hopes as Moscow court hears Pussy Riot appeal

A Russian court on Monday hears the appeal of jailed punk rockers Pussy Riot against a two-year prison camp sentence for performing an anti-Kremlin song in a cathedral.

Faint hopes as Moscow court hears Pussy Riot appeal
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Russian Orthodox activists protest Pussy Riot art show

Backers of the Russian Orthodox Church disrupted the opening Thursday night of an art exhibit in Moscow devoted to the punk rock band Pussy Riot.

Russian Orthodox activists protest Pussy Riot art show
Suu Kyi calls for release of Pussy Riot singers
Suu Kyi calls for release of Pussy Riot singers

Myanmar democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, on a landmark visit to the United States, called Thursday for the release of jailed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

Suu Kyi calls for release of Pussy Riot singers
Yoko Ono. ©REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Lennon widow Ono to give peace award to Pussy Riot

Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon, will bestow a peace award in the couple's name to Pussy Riot, the Russian punk rockers.

Lennon widow Ono to give peace award to Pussy Riot