Russian punk band torches Putin portrait in video, Walesa weighs in

Russian opposition punk band Pussy Riot have released a new video in which they set fire to a portrait of President Vladimir Putin in a stunt likely to anger the Kremlin. Three of the band’s members – Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich – were last month given two-year jail sentences each after storming the altar of Moscow’s main cathedral and staging a ‘punk prayer,’ calling on the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Putin.


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