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Pussy Riot appeals hooliganism conviction in Russia

Three members of the feminist punk rock band Pussy Riot are appealing their conviction on hooliganism charges.

Pussy Riot brings best of punk to Russia

For all the august legacies of the Ramones, The Clash and even the Sex Pistols, they plied their trade in countries where they weren't likely to do time for criticizing the government. Pussy Riot is inspiring and astoundingly great because they're extending the tradition into a context that matters.

The Pussy Riot is not over

There were at least five protesters at the Church of Christ the Savior performance.

Russian Orthodox Church clerics forgive Pussy Riot

The Russian Orthodox church's top clerics said Saturday that they forgive Pussy Riot, the feminist band convicted Friday to two years in prison for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.

Behind the Pussy Riot headlines, Russia wages a battle against the opposition

MOSCOW — Friday’s sentencing of three feminist punk rockers to two years in jail dominated headlines around the world. But moves against lesser-known figures appear to show the Pussy Riot case is part of a comprehensive legal crackdown against the oppopsition taking place behind the scenes.

Pussy Riot's hooliganism explained

In Russia, anti-Putin punk protest group Pussy Riot has been charged with hooliganism. But what is hooliganism?

What does Pussy Riot sentencing mean for Russia's opposition?

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?

Before there was Pussy Riot, there was Riot Grrrl

Riot Grrrl is a 90s counterculture movement that helped create the feminist punk scene.
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Kathleen Hanna, Johanna Fateman, and JD Samson of Le Tigre. Kathleen Hanna started the Riot Grrl movement with her former band, Bikini Kill. (Thos Robinson/Getty Images)
Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been charged with hooliganism for singing anti-Putin protest songs in an orthodox cathedral. Pussy Riot has created quite a stir—but it’s important to remember that they are not one of a kind.
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Pussy Riot and Russia’s radical artistic tradition

The punk protestors' two-year prison term fits a centuries-old pattern of harsh treatment for those who buck the political culture.
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A Pussy Riot supporter in Spain. Sentencing the band's members may appear illogical abroad, but Putin came to power cracking down on critics. (Josep Lago/AFP/Getty Images)
Jailing Pussy Riot's members for exercising their constitutional right to free expression may appear utterly illogical to the outside world, which would otherwise have never heard of or cared for the group. But it fits a long pattern in Russian history.
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Pro-Pussy Riot: The sounds of support

Thirteen musical groups and two celebrities who want to free Pussy Riot.
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A person wears an orange mask as a demonstration by supporters of the jailed feminist punk band 'Pussy Riot' taking place outside the Russian Embassy. Pussy Riot has also found support from various celebrities. (Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
Vladimir Putin might not like Pussy Riot. In his defense, they aren't his biggest fan either. Still, even without Putin's support, the band has plenty of fans.
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