Pussy Riot

A Cossack militiaman attacks Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and a photographer as she and fellow members of the punk group Pussy Riot, including Maria Alekhina, right, in the pink balaclava, stage a protest performance in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The group had gathered in a downtown Sochi restaurant, about 30km (21miles) from where the Winter Olympics are being held. They ran out of the restaurant wearing brightly colored clothes and ski masks and were set upon by about a dozen Cossacks, who are used by police authorities in Russia to patrol the streets. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Russian security forces attack punk rock members

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips on Wednesday as the artists — who have feuded with Vladmir Putin’s government for years — tried to perform under a […]

02/19/2014

From left: Greenpeace International activists Camila Speziale of Argentina, Phiip Ball of the United Kingdom and Sini Saarela of Finland pose during their meeting with residents of St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)

Russia grants Greenpeace activist amnesty

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — One of the Greenpeace activists detained in Russia’s Arctic has been granted amnesty, the environmental group said Tuesday. The move is the latest publicity-grabbing headline to come just two months […]

12/24/2013

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, listens to questions  at his first news conference after his release in Berlin, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Putin frees his enemies as part of Sochi spin

MOSCOW (AP) — It came as a shock for both those released and the general public — President Vladimir Putin’s move to pardon his foes has allowed him to seize the news agenda in his […]

12/23/2013

Moscow court frees 1 of 3 punk band members

MOSCOW (AP) – One jailed member of the punk band Pussy Riot unexpectedly walked free from a Moscow courtroom, but the other two now head toward a harsh punishment for their irreverent protest against President […]

10/10/2012

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