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Pussy Riot Performs a Punk Prayer

On February 21, 2012, members of the Russian art collective Pussy Riot entered Moscow’s Cathedral of the Christ the Savior, and performed a “prayer” to toss Vladimir Putin from power. There was no service going on at the time, but after a minute they were escorted out by security. They combined footage from the cathedral with footage from another church and released “Punk Prayer: Mother of God Drive Putin Away.” Members of the group were subsequently arrested and charged with “premeditated hooliganism performed by an organized group of people motivated by religious hatred or hostility,” with the indictment running to 2,800 pages. Their arrests have gathered support for Pussy Riot around the globe, and inspired a documentary, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.

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