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Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia

August 27, 2012  |  4:00pm
Pussy Riot Members Flee Russia

Two of the activists from Russian punk band Pussy Riot have fled the country to escape police The Associated Press reported.

The police were searching for the two women after Pussy Riot’s controversial show back in Feburary. The band made international news when they openly protested Vladimir Putin’s rule and relationship with the Russian Orthodox church by giving a provocative performance in Moscow’s main cathedral.

The women had their faces covered from the public during the performance. Only three of the five women were identified and arrested. On Aug. 17 they were sentenced to two years in prison. After the sentencing the Moscow police said that they would continue to search for the remaining two members of Pussy Riot as a warning to stop their anti-Putin protests.

News of the two women fleeing Russia surfaced Sunday when the band tweeted that the two women were “recruiting foreign feminists to prepare new protest actions.” Report on Pussy Riot’s two members came via Washington Post. Click here for more details.

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