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Nina Dumas, Feb. 6, 2012

Feminist punk band Pussy Riot take revolt to the Kremlin

Anonymous band with provocative anti-Putin lyrics – who have become a symbol of Russian youth’s discontent – are preparing for their next surprise performance.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/02/pussy-riot-protest-russia

The band began writing songs with lyrics such as: “Egyptian air is good for the lungs / Do Tahrir on Red Square!” and performing on trams and in the metro. Videos of the flash gigs began spreading across the internet. When the protest leader Alexey Navalny was jailed for 15 days after his arrest during Russia’s first post-election protest on 5 December, three members of Pussy Riot took to the roof of the jail where he was being held, setting off red flares as they sang “Death to prison / Freedom to protest!”

http://youtube.com/watch?v=CZUhkWiiv7M
Nina Dumas
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  • JP Lopez JP Lopez Feb. 8, 2012
    This is awesome. Where can i buy their CD?!!!

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Steurt Strickland, Dec. 26, 2011

Putin Defiant After 100,000 Rally Rocks Moscow

The protests were triggered by widespread claim of election fraud which handed a reduced majority to Putin’s ruling United Russia party.

35 year old Russian blogger and political activist Alexei Navalny vowed one million people would attend the next anti-Putin rally but the opposition has yet to announce when this will happen.

www.turkishweekly.net/news/128743/putin-defiant-after-new-mass-rally-rocks-russia.html

Gorbachev’s call

The last Soviet leader, Mikhail Gorbachev, also called on Putin to quit, just as he had done Dec. 25, 1991 when the USSR collapsed exactly two decades ago. “I’m happy that I have lived to see the people waking up. This raises big hopes,” the 80-year-old Gorbachev said on Echo of Moscow radio. He urged Putin to follow his example and give up power peacefully, saying Putin would be remembered for the positive things he did if he stepped down now.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=jBdcNS9Dv5I&feature=player_embedded
Steurt Strickland
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