Still defiant, members of Russia’s Pussy Riot band go free – latimes.com

Maria Alyokhina, one of the jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, is pictured after being freed Monday. (Anastasiya Makarycheva / AFP / Getty Images / December 23, 2013)  http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-pussy-riot-free-20131223,0,134599.story#ixzz2oJY35tzJ

Still defiant, members of Russia’s Pussy Riot band go free – latimes.com.

MOSCOW — Two members of the feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot were freed from prison Monday as part of an amnesty law that one of them immediately denounced as “a profanity.”

The two musicians were released after serving most of their two-year sentences for hooliganism, a charge that stemmed from the “punk prayer” they performed denouncing President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s main Russian Orthodox cathedral in February 2012.

http://www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-pussy-riot-free-20131223,0,134599.story#ixzz2oJZHn2vL

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