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Pussy Riot get back to business with new anti-Putin, Russian oil czar song

Posted by on July 16, 2013

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While we’ve heard a lot more about this band than we’ve actually heard their music, Russian punk band Pussy Riot have returned with their first release in almost a year, “Like in a Red Prison.” While their songs may have gained more structure since before members were imprisoned, their voices haven’t been silenced from three of their own being placed behind bars. As far as the musicality of the song is concerned, we’ll say that as a band, Pussy Riot make great political protesters.

The recorded performance is the group’s first since three members were detained for protesting in song at a Russian Orthodox church last spring against the church and Russian leader Vladimir Putin. In the new video, the feminist protest outfit voices their screams against Putin still, but adds another target, Russian oil czar Igor Sechin. Sechin is the head of Rosnet, Russia’s largest oil company. The video is set on their filling grounds. Pussy Riot were recently in New York City for the premiere of the HBO documentary Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, chronicling their trial.  Two of the members met with the Occupy Wall Street movement and answered audience questions at the premiere. But they apparently got right back to business, returning to their homeland to film a video.

Two of the three members of Pussy Riot who were imprisoned, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, are still serving two-year prison sentences they began in August. No word on if or how the Russian government will respond to this song.

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