Thursday, December 19, 2013

Pussy Riot Home For Christmas?

Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot jailed in the Soviet Union, uh, I mean Russia, will be freed under an amnesty plan that includes the release of 30 environmental activists, jolly old Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, are serving a two-year sentences for their "punk prayer"  in Moscow's main cathedral last year.

A third Pussy Rioter who was convicted for the protest, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was released on appeal last year.

"I feel sorry for Pussy Riot not for the fact that they were jailed, but for disgraceful behavior that has degraded the image of women,” Putin said during his annual televised news conference.

There's no truth to the rumor that the Pussy Riot members were released as a part of a prisoner exchange program involving the U.S. instrumental band Los Straitjackets.

To celebrate their release, here's some Pussy Riot. The song is called "Putin Lights Up the Fires."

Enjoy!







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