Pussy Riot Support Action on Wed 28.3.

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Pussy Riot Support Action on Wed 28.3.

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On Wednesday 28.3. at 17 in front of Tampere Orthodox Church

Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk-rock collective that stages illegal performances in Moscow, on subjects such as the status of women in Russia, and most recently against the election campaign of Prime Minister Putin for president of Russia.

Their usual costume is skimpy dresses and tights, even in bitterly cold weather, with their faces masked by brightly colored balaclavas, both while performing and giving interviews, for which they always use pseudonyms. The collective is made up of about 10 performers, and about 15 people who handle the technical work of shooting and editing their videos, which are posted to the Internet.

On February 21, 2012, as a part of the growing protest movement against Vladimir Putin, Pussy Riot performed a punk rock song in Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow. In the song, the group prayed to the "Holy Mother, Blessed Virgin" to "chase Putin out". On March 3, 2012 Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two alleged members of the Pussy Riot were arrested by Russian authorities and accused of “hooliganism”, for which they face up to 7 years in prison. Both arrested women deny being members of the group and started a hunger strike in protest against being held in jail away from their young children until their case comes to trial in April. On March 16, another person, Irina Loktina, who had earlier acted as a witness in this case, was similarly arrested and charged. According to Union of Solidarity with Political Prisoners, all women are charged with 'hooliganism' according to article 213/2 of Criminal Code, without any evidence for incriminating such charges, which makes both pre-trial arrest and the charges, illegal. All three are recognized as political prisoners.