Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Russian punks in another Putin protests
Russian feminist punks Pussy Riot are in more trouble - after an unsanctioned performance of their punk prayer "Virgin Mary Mother of God Expel Putin!" in Moscow's St Basil's Cathedral of Christ The Saviour. Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, said the band do the "devils work". We're not quite sure which members of the band performed (there are up to ten members plus a support group) and it seems two (both mothers of young children) are apparently still in prison and now on hunger strike. In January four members of Pussy Riot were arrested after performing the track "Putin Has Pissed Himself" in Red Square. They faceD charges and the possibility of up to 15 days in prison. The new charges carry the risk of substantial prison terms for public order and hate crimes.