Russian Orthodox Christians

  1. Pussy Riot Member Freed, Two Bandmates Remain in Moscow Prison

    October 10, 2012 11:42 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) -- A Moscow appeals court on Wednesday unexpectedly freed one jailed member of punk band Pussy Riot, but upheld the two-year prison sentences for the two other women jailed for an irreverent protest against President Vladimir Putin. Al ...

  2. Pussy Riot Could Be Freed October 1, As Russian Prime Minister Medvedev Calls For Release

    September 12, 2012 12:57 PM EDT MOSCOW (AP) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, saying further prison time would be "unproductive." Medvedev's comments on Wednesday could signal the band me ...

  3. Pussy Riot Release New Single, Madonna Calls 2-Year Jail Sentence 'Inhumane'

    August 20, 2012 2:00 PM EDT The Russian band/art collective known as Pussy Rio has released a new song entitled "Putin Lights Up the Fires." The news follows the guilty verdict and two-year sentence a Russian court handed the band last Friday (Aug. 17) on charges o ...

  4. Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years By Russian Court (Updated)

    August 17, 2012 8:45 AM EDT UPDATE 11:00 a.m.: A Moscow judge sentenced three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot to two years in prison each on hooliganism charges on Friday following a trial that has drawn international outrage as an emblem of Russia's int ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Pussy Riot, Russian Anti-Putin Punk Rock Band, Reject Hooliganism Charges

    July 30, 2012 7:30 AM EDT MOSCOW (AP) -- Three Russian feminist rockers rejected charges of hooliganism for performing a "punk prayer" in Moscow's main cathedral against Vladimir Putin's return as president as a trial against them opened in earnest on M ...

  7. Deep Purple Helps Foster Diplomacy With Russia, President's a Huge Fan

    March 24, 2011 7:50 AM EDT Ardent British rock fan Dmitry Medvedev got his wish on Tuesday night when the Russian president hosted Deep Purple at his luxurious residence near Moscow, the Kremlin said. Medvedev, 45, dressed in jeans and a black jacket, drank tea with the roc ...

  8. Eurovision To Putin: Pay Up For Song Contest Idea

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Russia's prime minister Vladimir Putin has long sought to build military ties with his country's eastern neighbors as a counterweight to NATO. Now he's proposing that East challenge West in a head-to-head battle of the song contests ...