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12. Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away! by Pussy Riot, 2012

The Russian feminist punk rock collective Pussy Riot, founded in 2011, was known for their provocative performances in public locations both in and out of Moscow. In February, five members of the group carried out a performance at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Their performance was mainly directed at Church leadership, and the echoes of their cries were heard as the performance made its way through the Internet. Global support amassed around the sentenced members Maria Alyokhina (24), Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (23), and Yekaterina Samutsevich, (30), who were sentenced in August.

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