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Black is the New Orange: Post-Prison Pussy Riot

On December 23, Putin made good on the promises made by the amnesty bill passed earlier this month, and released a host of political prisoners, including team Greenpeace and Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, better known as members of the … Continue reading

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“Amnesty” for Pussy Riot, Greenpeace, other political activists?

In celebration of the 20th Anniversary of the Russian Constitution, President Vladimir Putin helped sponsor another primarily decorative gesture: a bill that would offer amnesty to several political prisoners, including the members of Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace activists captured … Continue reading

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Miss Charm: Pussy Riot denied parole

This week, both sentenced members of Pussy Riot – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokina – were up for, and denied, parole. Masha – who was forbidden from attending her own hearing¬†– reportedly¬†did not meet parole requirements because she had committed … Continue reading

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