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  1. Russian Prosecutors Ask For 3 Year Sentence For Pussy Riot's Anti-Putin Protest

    August 07, 2012 10:00 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday called for three-year sentences for the members of a feminist punk band who performed an anti-Vladimir Putin stunt in Moscow's main cathedral, ignoring demands by human rights groups that the three women ...

  2. Russian Publishers, Labels Boycotting Nokia and Samsung

    March 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT MOSCOW - Russia's biggest music publishers and labels are boycotting Nokia and Samsung for their alleged failure to pay music license fees. The labels and publishers which signed the manifesto estimate their losses at 1.2 billion rubles (abou ...

  3. Tokio Hotel Nixes Second Russian Show

    March 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST German rock-pop act Tokio Hotel has canceled another Russian date amid a dispute with the promoter. Despite statements from the promoter and the band's management that they were doing all they could to make the March 10 show happen, the conce ...

  4. Georgia Eurovision Entry Exits Over Putin Lyric

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Georgia's entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, which is scheduled to take place in Moscow on May 12-16, has pulled out in the midst of a controversy over the lyrics of the selected song. On Wednesday, the Georgian Public Broadcaster, which i ...