2 members of punk band Pussy Riot held in Sochi

2014-02-18 12:45

A Russian human rights activist says two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been detained near the Olympics in downtown Sochi for theft.

Pussy Riot members at odds over Madonna concert

2014-02-06 19:00

Six members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot have accused their previously imprisoned bandmates of undermining the group's ideals by appearing at a charity concert introduced by Madonna.

Pussy Riot prisoner 'lost in transit'

2013-11-07 22:01

Concern for jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has mounted on her 24th birthday, after her husband said she could not be found in the prison colony.

Pussy Riot punk on hunger strike

2013-09-23 17:52

Pussy Riot band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has declared a hunger strike to protest at death threats and what she described as conditions of slave labour at her prison camp.

Court: Pussy Riot member to stay in jail

2013-07-25 12:36

A Russian court that considered an appeal by Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina requesting parole has ruled that she should be kept in jail, the Rapsi news agency reported.

New video game 'kills' Pussy Riot members

2013-07-12 13:35

A Russian Orthodox youth group has unveiled a video game that gives players a chance to "kill" members of the punk band Pussy Riot.

Moscow court rejects Pussy Riot appeal

2013-05-29 15:23

Moscow's highest court has rejected an appeal by punk group Pussy Riot against their sentence for a protest against Vladimir Putin.

Pussy Riot member hospitalised

2013-05-28 15:30

A jailed member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot has been hospitalised on the seventh day of a hunger strike to protest what she calls a persecution campaign against her.

Pussy Riot punk pleads for parole

2013-04-26 15:01

Jailed Pussy Riot punk Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has pleaded to be released on parole from her two-year sentence, arguing that she had already spent enough time in prison.

Jailed Pussy Riot punk seeks parole

2013-03-07 13:01

Jailed Pussy Riot performer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, serving a two-year sentence in a Russian prison camp, has asked to be released on parole, Russian media quoted her lawyer as saying on Thursday.

Pussy Riot video banned

2013-01-30 16:48

Footage of Pussy Riot's irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow's main cathedral last year has been banned.

Pussy Riot member's appeal turned down

2013-01-16 22:26

A Russian court has turned down the attempt by an imprisoned member of the Pussy Riot feminist punk band to defer serving her sentence until her preschool son becomes a teenager.

Medvedev does not rule out Kremlin return

2012-11-26 15:48

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says he is not ruling out a return to the Kremlin after his 2008-2012 single term as Russian head of state but is happy working under his mentor Vladimir Putin.

Pussy Riot should be freed - Medvedev

2012-11-02 17:20

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev says he believes that two members of punk band Pussy Riot who have begun two-year terms in camps for hooliganism should be released.

Freed Pussy Riot files rights complaint

2012-10-19 13:02

The freed member of Pussy Riot punks has filed a complaint with the European Court of Human Rights over breaches of freedom of speech and inhumane detention conditions, says her lawyer.

Russia frees 1 Pussy Riot member

2012-10-10 13:56

A Russian court has ordered the release of one member of anti-Vladimir Putin punk band Pussy Riot after giving her a suspended term but has ordered two others serve two years in prison.

Yoko Ono to give peace award to Pussy Riot

2012-09-20 17:35

Yoko Ono, the artist and widow of Beatles musician and songwriter John Lennon, will bestow a peace award in the couple's name to Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot.

Killer demands 'Free Pussy Riot' in blood

2012-08-30 19:01

Russian police have found a message in support of the Pussy Riot protest band written in blood over the stabbed bodies of an elderly woman and her daughter.

2 Pussy Riot members flee Russia

2012-08-26 17:40

2 Pussy Riot members have fled Russia to escape arrest for an anti-Putin stunt that resulted in prison sentences for 3 of the group.

Pussy Riot supporter defaces court site

2012-08-21 11:01

A computer hacker has broken into the website of a Moscow court that sentenced Pussy Riot band members to jail, defacing its front page with obscenities, says a spokesperson.

Pussy Riot 'will not ask Putin for pardon'

2012-08-20 14:00

The three members of punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison for performing an anti-Vladimir Putin song in Russia's top church will not ask the president for a pardon, their lawyer said on Monday.

Pussy Riot members get 2 years in prison

2012-08-17 18:03

Russian judge sentences Pussy Riot members to 2 years in prison despite global outrage

Pussy Riot found guilty

2012-08-17 13:46

A court has pronounced a guilty verdict in the case of three members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot who staged a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin in a church.


2 members of punk group Pussy Riot released

2014-02-19 15:11

Shouting and wearing their trademark garish balaclavas, two members of the punk group Pussy Riot left a police station after being released following several hours of questioning in Sochi.

Madonna says she received death threats for defending Pussy Riot

2014-02-07 05:30

Madonna received death threats for defending Pussy Riot, and was threatened with arrest for promoting "gay behaviour" at her Russian concerts in 2012.

Madonna to join Pussy Riot at human rights concert

2014-01-30 19:30

Madonna has signed on to introduce members of Pussy Riot at Amnesty International's human rights concert in New York.

Jailed Pussy Riot member ends hunger strike

2013-10-02 22:00

Jailed Pussy Riot member ends 9-day hunger strike to protest prison conditions.

More than Snowden dividing US, Russia

2013-08-08 11:01

Moscow's willingness to harbour leaker Edward Snowden is an example of the kinds of "underlying challenges" that keep getting between Russia and the US.

Muso's demand Pussy Riot release

2013-07-23 20:32

More than 100 famous musicians including Madonna, Elton John and Sting have called for Russia to release two members of feminist punk-rock band Pussy Riot.

Putin signs 'anti-gay propaganda' bill

2013-06-30 17:30

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a bill punishing people for homosexual "propaganda", an official publication shows.

Moscow court rejects Pussy Riot appeal

2013-05-29 14:01

Moscow's highest court has rejected an appeal by punk group Pussy Riot against their sentence for a protest against Vladimir Putin.

Court denies Pussy Riot's Alekhina parole

2013-05-23 16:31

A Russian court has denied parole to Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina, who went on a hunger strike after being barred from the court hearing in Perm province.

Court to rule in Pussy Riot case

2013-04-26 14:51

A Russian court is to consider whether one of the jailed Pussy Riot band members is eligible for early release as she has served a half of her two-year sentence.

Pussy Riot: Marginals to protest symbol

2013-02-21 14:18

A year ago they were a little-known Russian girl band, now Pussy Riot has become a symbol of the sometimes radical protest movement in Russia, with two members in jail.

Pussy Riot say they have no regrets

2013-01-24 12:06

The imprisoned members of the Pussy Riot punk band have said they feel no regrets about the irreverent "punk prayer" against President Vladimir Putin.

Court bans 'extremist' Pussy Riot video

2012-11-29 18:02

A Russian court has ruled that video footage of the Pussy Riot punk group protesting against President Vladimir Putin in a church is "extremist" and says it should be removed from websites.

Pussy Riot protester in single cell

2012-11-23 15:06

Jailed Pussy Riot punk protester Maria Alyokhina has been moved to a single cell at her own request because of tensions with fellow prisoners, Russia's federal penitentiary service says.

Pussy Riot members taken to 'prison hell'

2012-10-22 12:41

Two members of punk band Pussy Riot have been taken to remote Russian prison colonies notorious for their harsh conditions after a court this month upheld their two-year sentences.

Pussy Riot member vows more protests

2012-10-11 09:00

A member of the anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot freed unexpectedly from prison has vowed defiantly hours later that the group's protest actions will continue.

Pussy Riot: No regrets over church stunt

2012-09-21 13:58

Jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have said in an interview they did not regret their protest against President Vladimir Putin as it revealed the "true face" of his regime.

Murder suspect denies Pussy Riot link

2012-08-31 14:54

Russian investigators say they have detained a professor who confessed to trying to mislead police by writing “Free Pussy Riot” in blood on a wall after committing a double murder.

Pussy Riot appeals conviction

2012-08-29 11:01

A lawyer for the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot has appealed against the three women's conviction for a protest against President Vladimir Putin at a church altar.

Pussy Riot sentence excessive - ombud

2012-08-23 20:49

Russia's human rights ombudsman says that he saw the sentences handed to Pussy Riot members as excessive and he could lodge a complaint if their appeal is unsuccessful.

Police grill Kasparov over Pussy Riot

2012-08-20 22:19

Former chess king turned Kremlin critic Garry Kasparov faces the threat of prison after being questioned over claims that he bit a policeman at the sentencing of the Pussy Riot punk rockers.

Colourful protests for Pussy Riot

2012-08-18 19:01

Organisers of protests in support of Pussy Riot who asked for undies on heads, masks, and as much colour as possible, got more and then some.

Pussy Riot band members await sentencing

2012-08-17 14:45

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot is awaiting sentencing after a Moscow court found the three women guilty of hooliganism after ridiculing President Vladimir Putin in a church.

Paul McCartney backs Pussy Riot

2012-08-17 13:33

Sir Paul McCartney has pledged his support to Russian punk group Pussy Riot in their bid for freedom of artistic expression.

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