This is some old school totalitarian terror. Speak out against the government and you will be sent to jail hundreds of miles from your families. I wouldn't even say Putin out loud, if I was in Moscow. I swear if this were men speaking out they would have gotten a shorter sentence and much less publicity. I think women demonstrating somehow is more insulting since police would look really bad if they used excessive force against them.
Hopefully these Babushka babes will be able to bribe their so called comrades using cheap vodka, their wits and slits and gain hard earned "freedom" in their proud country where freedom of speech and respect for women is so very important.
Babushka means Grandmother - hardly what you would call these girls. One of the girls got off on a technicality. I suspect she was lucky enough to have influential parents. Putin is still very much the Soviet - and I highly suspect if Iran manages to get weapons-grade Uranium, they will have gotten them from Russia.
Nice comment on America with turning a very serious breach of human rights into a joke. Be glad you haven't had to worry about this happening in this country unless you're poor.
you have to give it to them......I mean who had ever heard of pussy riot before this? maybe they will sell an album.......the catholic church has so much money you even get some on you when you toss shit at them.....putin is only doing what his catholic masters demand, it's not a state issue, it's just more religious oppression....but it's bloodless so no one really cares and they will keep filling the golden collection plates in exchange for entrance into the afterlife.....suckers.
The girls were obviously using their name to get attention or to piss people off...and it seems like they succeeded. Since when has Russia been a batstion for human rights? Give the Russian government the hammer and they beat down their own people...give the Russian men the hammer and they will rape women and violate rights of their own people.