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Patti Smith Talks Russian Punk Stars With David Lynch

21st November 2014

Veteran rocker Patti Smith has discussed her support for Russian punk activists Pussy Riot during a candid interview with Hollywood director David Lynch.The music star sat down for an in-depth chat with the moviemaker for...

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Russian Punk Stars To Thank Campaigners In London

14th November 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina will head to a reception in London on Friday (14Nov14) to thank protesters who helped their release from prison.The punk musicians were sentenced to two years in...

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Punk Stars Launching Independent Russian News Service

5th September 2014

Feminist rockers Pussy Riot are set to launch their own, independent news service to tackle controversial topics Russian media outlets are banned from covering.Reporters at Mediazona will work in conjunction with a prisoner's rights organisation...

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Pussy Riot To Appear In Third Series Of 'House Of Cards'

By Dan Greaves | 13th August 2014

Members of the Russian punk group imprisoned for their protest against their government are set to appear in the next season of acclaimed US drama House of Cards.Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, of punk bandPussy...

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Russian Punk Stars Land Cameos On House Of Cards - Report

11th August 2014

Pussy Riot rockers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have reportedly landed guest appearances on Kevin Spacey's hit political drama House Of Cards.The Russian feminists, who were controversially imprisoned in 2012 for performing a protest song...

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Feminist Punk Stars Suing Russian Government Over 2012 Imprisonment

28th July 2014

Two members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot are taking Russian government officials to the European Court of Human Rights (Echr) to demand compensation over their imprisonment.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina spent a total of...

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Pussy Riot May Or May Not Be In Talks For "Spring Breakers 2", But James Franco Is Still Not Impressed

By Victoria Pavlova | 18th May 2014

Lots of exciting – and some not so exciting – Spring Breakers-related news today. First off, we found out that Pussy Riot – the Russian feminist punk rockers Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria “Masha” Alyokhina...

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Pussy Riot Linked To 'Spring Breakers' Sequel 'Second Coming'

By Elinor Cosgrave | 18th May 2014

The sequel to Spring Breakers, the hit 2012 comedy, is going ahead and Pussy Riot may be the stars.Nadya Tolokonnikova is one of the most notorious members of Pussy Riot. Pussy Riot, the highly politicised...

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15th May 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina are to host an interactive panel discussion at this year's (14) Riot Fest 10th anniversary event in Chicago, Illinois in September (14). The Russian rockers will join...

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Russian Punk Stars Join Twitter In English

8th May 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have created a new account on Twitter.com so they can correspond with their English-speaking fans.The Russian rockers, who spent 18 months behind bars after they were arrested...

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Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Finally Meets Russian Punk Stars

24th April 2014

Veteran musician Sir Paul Mccartney has held a meeting with Russian rockers-turned-activists Pussy Riot after spending two years fighting for their cause.The Beatles legend vowed to help three of the female bandmates after they were...

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Stars Masked For Russian Protest Film

15th April 2014

Stars including Kate Moss, Courtney Love and Bobby Gillespie have all donned Pussy Riot's signature masks to film a protest video in support of the gay community in Russia.The project in support of Amnesty International...

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Russian Punk Stars Want Economic Sanctions Over UKraine Crisis

28th March 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have stepped up their protests over the ongoing Ukraine crisis by calling for economic sanctions against Russia.The punk stars made an appearance at Tallinn Music Week in...

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Russian Punk Stars Launch Prisoners Rights Organisation

14th March 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have launched a new initiative to protect the rights of prisoners in Russia.The punk rock activists spent 18 months behind bars in 2012 and 2013 after they...

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Pussy Riot Stars Attacked At Mcdonald's

6th March 2014

Pussy Riot stars Maria Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova have reportedly been attacked at a MCDonald's restaurant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.According to The Guardian, the two punk activists had rubbish and paint poured over them by...

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Punk Star Condemns Russia's Military Intervention In UKraine

4th March 2014

Pussy Riot star Maria Alyokhina has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin for sending armed troops to the troubled Crimea region of the Ukraine, comparing his actions to the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.The outspoken...

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Russian Punk Stars Arrested During New Protest

24th February 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have been arrested again while taking part in a protest outside a Moscow courthouse.The two feminist punks spent 18 months behind bars on hooliganism charges following a...

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Russian Punk Stars Blast Olympics Bosses After Sochi Attack

20th February 2014

Members of Pussy Riot have blasted the leaders of the International Olympic Committee for staying quiet after the punk protest group was whipped and beaten by Russian security forces on Wednesday (19Feb14).Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria...

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Ana Matronic Fears Bloodshed Over Russian Punk Rockers' Assault

19th February 2014

Singer Ana Matronic fears there will be "bloodshed" and death on the streets of Russia following the shocking militia attack on members of Pussy Riot.The Scissor Sisters star was horrified by the incident at the...

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Russian Punk Stars Whipped And Beaten By Security Forces

19th February 2014

Members of punk protest group Pussy Riot were violently whipped and beaten as they were tackled by members of Russia's security forces during a performance stunt in Sochi on Wednesday (19Feb14).The female rockers attempted to...

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Arrested Russian Punks Were Planning Sochi Protest

18th February 2014

Pussy Riot rockers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were arrested by police in Russia on Tuesday (18Feb14) just hours ahead of a planned protest performance at the Winter Olympics.The two women, who were released from...

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Russian Punk Pair Arrested Again

18th February 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have been arrested in Russia.The pair, who were both freed from prison in December (13) after a high-profile case, were held by cops at the site of...

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Russian Punk Stars Hit Back At Quit Reports

11th February 2014

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have hit back at reports suggesting they have quit the Russian protest group, insisting: "We have not left."The pair, who were released from a two-year prison sentence...

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10th February 2014

Former Lcd Soundsystem star James Murphy teamed up with acclaimed hip-hop musician Ahmir 'questlove' Thompson on Friday (07Feb14) to host a special dinner in honour of freed Pussy Riot rockers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina....

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A Week In News: A Screen Legend Dies, A Tv Legend Makes His Exit, And The World's Weirdest Boxing Match

By Lauren James | 7th February 2014

RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman: The world lost a true talent when actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead in his apartment last Sunday after a suspected heroin overdose, aged 46. Thougha autopsy results were ruled...

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Pussy Riot's Nadia And Masha Disowned For Forgetting "Aspirations And Ideals" Of Punk Group

By Lauren James | 7th February 2014

Members of the Russian punk activist group Pussy Riot have disowned their two most high-profile members, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, for having forgotten about the "aspirations and ideals of [the] group." Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova,...

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Madonna Dines With Punk Stars After Charity Gig

7th February 2014

Madonna proved her dedication to the newly-free members of Russian punk collective Pussy Riot by reportedly dining with them in New York City following their appearance at a charity gig this week (beg03Feb14).The pop superstar...

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Pussy Riot Movement Officials Turn On Punk Stars

6th February 2014

The Pussy Riot backlash has begun - members of the punk group have turned on the two recently-freed stars, accusing them of forgetting about "the aspirations and ideals" of the movement.Hours before Maria Alyokhina and...

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Pussy Riot's Nadya And Masha Are Proud To Have Been Imprisoned In Russia [Video]

By Lauren James | 6th February 2014

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the former members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, have given an Amnesty International press conference in Manhattan during which they discuss their 16-month imprisonment, their current motives and the...

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Madonna's Russian Tour Death Threats Were Real

By Jack de Aguilar | 6th February 2014

Madonna has never been one to hold her tongue, and became synonymous with the controversy surrounding Russia’s homophobic legislation and harsh treatment of anyone speaking out against the system by speaking out on stage.The singer...

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