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Bastille Play Surprise Set At Glastonbury

The rockers gave fans just an hour's notice to their show in the the William Green tent, posting the news on Twitter.com. Frontman Dan Smith wrote, "So happy to be back at...

Charlotte Church To Hit The Stage With Russian Punk Stars At Glastonbury

Punk rockers-turned-political activists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, who were both jailed in 2012 for taking part in a protest performance at a church in Moscow, have landed a slot at the fabled...

Punk Star Arrested In Russia

The Pussy Riot star was detained alongside fellow activist Katya Nenasheva on Friday (12Jun15) for demonstrating in Moscow's Bolotnaya Square in a bid to raise awareness about the trouble females have adapting to...

Russian Punk Stars To Make Glastonbury Debut

Bandmembers Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were both jailed in 2012 for taking part in a protest performance at a church in Moscow, and after their release they used their international fame to...

Russian Punk Stars Sue Officials Over Improper Investigation Of Whipping

The Pussy Riot stars were violently whipped and beaten as they were tackled by members of Russia's security forces during a performance stunt in the Olympics host city. Members of Cossack militia...

Court Throws Out Russian Punks' Appeal

The three members of music collective Pussy Riot were jailed for two years each in 2012 for staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest at a Moscow church. Samutsevich was freed in October, 2012...

Russian Punk Stars Appear On House Of Cards

Pussy Riot stars Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina have scored a cameo in the new season of hit Netflix drama House Of Cards - as themselves.The provocative punks cause a scene at a state dinner...

Russian Punks Release Eric Garner Protest Song

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have been filmed getting buried alive while wearing official Russian riot cops' uniforms in a promo for a protest song about police brutality.The singers were jailed for...

Patti Smith Talks Russian Punk Stars With David Lynch

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...

Russian Punk Stars To Thank Campaigners In London

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...

Punk Stars Launching Independent Russian News Service

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...

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

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...

Russian Punk Stars Land Cameos On House Of Cards - Report

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...

Feminist Punk Stars Suing Russian Government Over 2012 Imprisonment

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...

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

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...

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

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...

Russian Punk Stars Join Twitter In English

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...

Paul Sir Paul Mccartney Finally Meets Russian Punk Stars

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...

Stars Masked For Russian Protest Film

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...

Russian Punk Stars Want Economic Sanctions Over UKraine Crisis

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...

Russian Punk Stars Launch Prisoners Rights Organisation

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...

Pussy Riot Stars Attacked At Mcdonald's

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...

Punk Star Condemns Russia's Military Intervention In UKraine

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...

Russian Punk Stars Arrested During New Protest

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...

Russian Punk Stars Blast Olympics Bosses After Sochi Attack

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...

Ana Matronic Fears Bloodshed Over Russian Punk Rockers' Assault

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...

Russian Punk Stars Whipped And Beaten By Security Forces

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...

Arrested Russian Punks Were Planning Sochi Protest

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...

Russian Punk Pair Arrested Again

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...

Russian Punk Stars Hit Back At Quit Reports

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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