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Pussy Riot post new anti-Putin Olympics video from Sochi

Published on Feb 20, 2014 4:05 PM
 

SOCHI, Russia (AFP) - Russian punk group Pussy Riot on Thursday posted a new video filmed in the centre of Olympics host Sochi, savaging President Vladimir Putin over the hosting of the Winter Games and the rights climate in Russia.

The video, titled "Putin will teach you how to love the motherland," is the first music project by Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina since they were released from prison colonies last year.

The pair have been in Sochi along with other Pussy Riot supporters all week. They were detained by police for several hours on Tuesday and beaten in scuffles on Wednesday which saw them roughly handled and whipped by Cossacks.

The video opens with the Pussy Riot members clad in their trademark coloured balaclavas, tights and one piece dresses swimming in the sea off Sochi.

 
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