Pussy Riot Released From Prison in What They Call a PR Move

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December 23, 2013 by gabnormal

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Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova shows her strength while being transferred from one prison to another.

The two Pussy Riot members who remained in prison for taking to Russia’s main cathedral and asking the Virgin Mary to “expel” Russian President Vladimir Putin were released on Monday in what they are both calling a PR move and a hoax.

Both members, Maria Alekhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, have said that the amnesty that allowed their release was done as a PR move in relation to the pending Winter Olympics to be held in Sochi, Russia in February. Since both of their sentences didn’t end until March it makes sense that this entire thing was done to smooth things over before the Olympics begin.

The amnesty allowed for Alekhina and Tolokonnikova’s release because they both have small children, however the same amnesty did not allow for many other women to be released (the amnesty took severity of crime into consideration) even though they also have small children.

The bill released thousands of inmates, which only equated to about 10 percent of the imprisoned population in Russia, Alkehina told news sources.

Either way, Tolokonnikova has already said that she thinks her Pussy Riot days are over, and that she is now a politician who can no longer be a musician. Instead, she plans to work towards human rights in her home country, a place that definitely needs it.

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One thought on “Pussy Riot Released From Prison in What They Call a PR Move

  1. […] band, including now notorious Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were in Sochi to perform the song and film it to be used in what is now the music video that was […]

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