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Pussy Riot

Feb 20, 2014 — The punk protesters have released a new song — "Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland" — and the video they made while at the site of the Winter Olympics.
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Dec 23, 2013 — All three members of the band are now free. But the pardons are just an effort by President Vladimir Putin to shore up his country's reputation before February's Winter Olympics in Sochi, Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina said after her release.
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Dec 19, 2013 — The Russian leader pardoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky, once that nation's richest man. He has spent a decade behind bars for a fraud conviction that critics say was a politically motivated charge.
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Apr 8, 2013 — In Hanover, Germany, the Russian leader was greeted by three women protesters who stripped off their tops before shouting expletives at him. While he professed to enjoy their demonstration, Putin's aides want the women punished.
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Oct 10, 2012 — Two of the three political punk rockers will serve the remainder of their two-year terms for "hooliganism."
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Aug 17, 2012 — The three women were accused of religious hatred for an anti-Putin protest they staged in a cathedral. The case has attracted attention around the world as people come to the young women's defense.
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Aug 16, 2012 — Three members of the Russian female punk band, Pussy Riot, learn their sentence tomorrow for a public performance calling for President Vladimir Putin's ouster. They're charged with hooliganism and could spend seven years in prison.
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Feb 18, 2014 — The activists say they have been taken into custody each of the past three days, then later released. They want to perform a protest song in Sochi. They were convicted of "hooliganism" for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow in 2012. Just before the games began, the women were freed from prison.
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