Russian punk rockers in jail for anti-Putin prayer

A supporter of a female Russian punk band holds a photo placard of the band while she and others picket the Moscow Central Court in Moscow, Wednesday, March, 14, 2012. Supporters of a female Russian punk band have picketed Central Court in Moscow to protest the group's jailing for trying to mount an impromptu concert inside the city's main cathedral. The band, whose performers wear bright-colored homemade ski masks, entered Moscow's historic Christ the Savior Cathedral in late February and belted out a protest song against church leaders' support for then-presidential candidate Vladimir Putin. Putin won the elections in a widely criticized vote. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)A Russian court ordered two female punk rockers to remain in jail Wednesday for praying to the Virgin Mary to deliver the nation from Vladimir Putin in a spontaneous performance in the country’s main Orthodox cathedral.

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