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Russia's protest punk band Pussy Riot has been sentenced for an anti-Putin protest at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. What does the verdict mean for Russia, Putin and the future of protest in the country? Here's complete GlobalPost coverage from Moscow and around the world.

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Instagram comes to Pussy Riot's defense

Pussy Riot has become the new symbol of punk rock.
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Instagram user ria_novosti shared this photo of a recent Pussy Riot protest in support of the women. (Instagram user ria_novosti/Courtesy)

This morning feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot was found guilty by a Moscow court of "hooliganism". Both the women of Pussy Riot and the case have attracted international attention, becoming an example of Russia's intolerance of dissent. Instagram users showed their worldwide support for the women with the hashtag #PussyRiot. Here are a few of GlobalPost's favorite photos from that stream. 

 

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Source: statigr.am via GlobalPost on Pinterest

Source: statigr.am via GlobalPost on Pinterest

 

 

 

 

 

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