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RFE/RL Reports: The Pussy Riot Verdict and What It Says About Russia's Political Future
August 23, 2012
A flyer calling for freedom for the members of Pussy Riot pasted onto a police van outside the Khamovnichesky court building in Moscow, 17Aug2012
and a two-year prison sentence for three members of the punk feminist performance-art group Pussy Riot.
was there for it all, from
the courtroom to the
angry reaction of protesters
Additional RFE/RL multimedia reporting on the trial, the verdict, and the fallout.
# In the latest
Power Vertical podcast
, Brian Whitmore and Kirill Kobrin examine what the verdict means for Putin's Russia in the time of Pussy Riot.
Supporters from around the world
to Pussy Riot's cause, ensuring the Kremlin's latest headache will play out long after today's verdict.
# Who were Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich before they became known to the world as convicted hooligans. This
offers a glimpse into their early activism.
# At risk of being overlooked with the spotlight shifted to Pussy Riot are other young Russians
detained for taking part in anti-government protests
Follow ongoing coverage from
online (also in
), The Power Vertical on
, and Russia Police Watch on
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