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The three members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot tried to sing in an Orthodox cathedral against the country's president, Vladimir Putin, were sentenced today to two years in prison.
MOSCOW. The sentence was handed down by Judge Marina Syrova, adding that it can be appealed within ten days.
The prosecution had asked three years in prison for Nadezhda Tolokónnikova, Yekaterina Samutsévich and Mary Aliójina, imprisoned since March.
The three young people were recognized guilty, insisted in calling his action "political expression in the form of art" and heard the sentence calmly and even smiles.
The Pussy Riot were released in Russia on 21 February when five of its members stormed hooded in a restricted area of the altar of the Cathedral of Christ the Redeemer in Moscow, the country's main Orthodox church.
Once there, the women sold off several of his clothes and began playing electric guitar, singing and dancing in lingerie.
"Mother of God, begins to Putin," said the song, in which he accused the patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, Kirill, to believe in the president of Russia and not in God.
Three of the members of the group were arrested days later, while the other two participants in the action could not be identified.
One of the accused, Samutsévich, said that if the cathedral had sung "Mother of God, protect Putin" instead of "Mother of God, begins to Putin" would not have been prosecuted.
The trial of the Pussy Riot has raised an international campaign for his freedom that figures have joined the world of music from the likes of Paul McCartney, Sting, Madonna, Björk and bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers.
More than a thousand supporters and Orthodox militants gathered at the gates of Moscow Jamóvnicheski court, amid an impressive display of journalists and policemen.
Occurred while reading the sentence, more than a dozen opposition activists were arrested, including former world chess champion Garry Kasparov, the Left Front leader Sergei Udaltsov, blogger Alexei Navalny and.
"We are happy that, unwittingly, we have become the epicenter of a major political event which have involved such diverse forces," said Tolokónnikova, fifth-year student of Philosophy, in an interview with opposition biweekly "Novaya Gazeta ".
*Asked if he should seek a pardon be condemned Russian President replied: "What Putin? Kidding? Course we will not.'s Him who should ask pardon for us all."
Cinderella: Russia has never been a country with a democratical tradition. Not in the XIXth century (tzarism), not in the XXth century (communism), not in the XXIth century (false democracy without separation of Branches). I know the hurt Russia has making against other countries like Ukraine or Latvia, but I'm seeing how even the same russian population is raising against the dictatorship...
Pussy Riot is as much representative of what average Russians think as Shamil Basayev or Valeria Novodvorskaya.
Dumb Post of the Year Award goes to....
Originally Posted by George1
Lets took than the Iberian peninsula, 8 distant groups of IE was there Celtici Lusitanians Greeks Vandals Suevi Alani Goths and Italic people, only haplogroup G2a have there so many subgroups.
The R1a have only one sugroup there the R1a1a1g2* and it is almost absent in that region
Originally Posted by Shamil Noukhaev aka ROnald Mcdonald
I will make all my best that all Georgians will be muredered with the maximum pain and maximum time of pain then use take you houses, churches as stripping clubs.
Its a scandal of epic proportions, such a sad day for Russian judiciary courts and freedom of expression...
Women have been exposed to contradictory, dissonant messages and practises, filled with false expectations and aspirations. This has rendered them vulnerable and receptive to an ideology that simplifies reality and promises escape from role conflict and ambiguity