1. Pussy Riot Members Detained Alongside 200 Others in Moscow Protest

    February 24, 2014 11:27 AM EST 0 0 0 Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two Pussy Riot members recently whipped by Cossacks in Sochi immediately following a media blitz in New York, have been arrested again while taking part in a protest outside of a Moscow courtroom. The ...

  2. Pussy Riot Members Detained Alongside 200 Others in Moscow Protest

    February 24, 2014 11:07 AM EST Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two Pussy Riot members recently whipped by Cossacks in Sochi immediately following a media blitz in New York, have been arrested again while taking part in a protest outside of a Moscow courtroom. Th ...

  3. Pussy Riot Members Released From Custody in Sochi

    February 18, 2014 11:49 PM EST 8 1 1 Meanwhile, a prison official is suing Tolokonnikova for libel; she stated that he "basically rules the prison" Sochi police have released ex-Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, who were detained earlier today and ...

  4. Freed Pussy Riot Members to Form Prisoners' Rights Organization

    December 27, 2013 1:16 PM EST Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two recently freed Pussy Riot members, don’t rule out art or political activities at some point, but plan to focus on prisoners’ rights protection in the immediate future. They also stressed that the ...

  5. Pussy Riot Pair, Reunited in Siberia, Vow to Fight Russian 'Totalitarianism'

    December 24, 2013 11:51 AM EST Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alokhyna are discussing the launch of a prison reform movement before flying to Moscow to meet the world's press on Friday. More than 18 months after being jailed for staging an anarchic musical protest in a M ...

  6. Pussy Riot Case: Russian Supreme Court Details Errors in Guilty Verdict

    December 12, 2013 11:00 AM EST Early freedom for the two jailed members of punk band Pussy Riot edged closer to reality Thursday after the Russian Supreme Court formally ordered a review of their guilty verdicts. Kremlin Amnesty Bill Could Free Pussy Riot In detailed comments p ...

  7. Pussy Riot's Tolokonnikova Moved to New Prison

    November 02, 2013 4:05 PM EDT The Interfax news agency cites Russia's prison service as saying Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is being sent to a new penal colony. The report Saturday comes after complaints by her husband that there had been no contact with Tolok ...

  8. Russian Officials Won't Probe Alleged Threats Against Pussy Riot Member

    October 24, 2013 8:40 PM EDT Russia’s Investigative Committee has refused to open a criminal probe into alleged threats against Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from the deputy head of her former prison. In the meantime, she was moved to another prison following a hunger s ...

  9. Pussy Riot Member's Hunger Strike Raises Questions on Prison Conditions

    October 01, 2013 6:32 AM EDT The hunger strike of Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has put a spotlight on dismal conditions in her prison, but little has been known about her own situation over the past few days. FSIN, Russia’s prison authority, has confirmed that Tolokonn ...

  10. Pussy Riot Band Member Hospitalized, Husband Says

    September 30, 2013 2:39 AM EDT Nadezhda Tolokonnikova began a hunger strike on Sept. 23 to protest what she described as inhumane working conditions. The husband of an imprisoned member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot says she has been moved to a prison hospital on the sev ...

  11. Pussy Riot Member Goes on Prison Hunger Strike

    September 25, 2013 2:13 AM EDT Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has gone on hunger strike in protest against cruel prison conditions and an alleged threat to her life from prison officials. “I refuse to participate in the camp’s slave labor until the prison’s authorities beg ...

  12. Pussy Riot Release Controversial New Video: Watch

    July 17, 2013 4:15 AM EDT Russian punk outfit Pussy Riot has released "Like a Red Prison," their first new video in almost a year. The politically-charged song attempts to draw attention to the close ties between the President Vladimir Putin administration and ...

  13. Jailed Pussy Riot Member Ends Hunger Strike

    June 01, 2013 10:29 AM EDT A Russian activist says that a jailed member of the punk group Pussy Riot has ended her 11-day hunger strike after prison authorities met her demands. Maria Alekhina had complained that officials at her prison colony in the Ural Mountains attempte ...

  14. 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 ...

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

    October 10, 2012 10:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 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. All three women we ...

  16. Morning Fix: Lucian Grainge on UMG-EMI; Barclays Center Vs. MSG; PSY Tops YouTube; Pussy Riot at NYU

    September 24, 2012 7:38 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. UMG's CEO LUCIAN GRAINGE ON GIVING UP PARLOPHONE, THE 'PROPAGANDA WAR.' FOR REGULATORY APPROVAL: After a whirlwind Friday in which Universal Music finally r ...

  17. Black Keys, Pulp Among Western Musicians Avoiding Russia in Wake of Pussy Riot Verdict

    September 04, 2012 5:30 PM EDT MOSCOW -- The recent high-profile court case against the members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot has made some Western artists reconsider their plans for touring Russia, but local promoters say it might not have a long-lasting effect. Patrick ...

  18. Pussy Riot Sentenced to 2 Years in Prison

    August 17, 2012 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 intolerance of dissent. ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Paul McCartney to Pussy Riot: 'Stay Strong'

    August 16, 2012 9:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Paul McCartney is pledging support for Pussy Riot, the Russian all-girl punk trio facing up to seven years in prison for "hooliganism." Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict The legendary singer-songwriter joins such artists as ...

  21. Pussy Riot Rallies to Greet Friday's Verdict

    August 15, 2012 9:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 Punk Band, Jailed for Five Months Following an Anti-Putin Stunt, Gains Global Support The global campaign to free Pussy Riot is gaining speed: Supporters of the punk provocateur band mobilize this week in at least a two dozen cities worldwide to hol ...

  22. JD Samson On NYC's Free Pussy Riot Event, The Riot Grrrl Movement, Band's 'Courage and Strength'

    August 14, 2012 2:40 PM EDT Members of Pussy Riot performing a punk prayer inside a Moscow's Cathedral in protest against Vladimir Putin. This Friday (Aug. 17) a final verdict is expected in the trial of Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich, t ...

  23. 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 ...