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ONLY STRONGER Pussy Riot: We Can’t be Silenced

Pussy Riot: We Can’t be Silenced

Pussy Riot isn’t afraid of prison or Putin. Two of its members spent up to 21 months incarcerated and as the band begins a tour of New York, they are speaking out about how jail has only emboldened their efforts to change Russia. "What happened was that the support and care shown internationally made us free,” Maria Alyokhina, 25, said. The group is still politically active, encouraging protests ofthe Sochi Olympics and contemplating running for political office in the future. “In these two years, the situation in Russia has gotten so much worse.” Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24. “And if we couldn’t keep quiet about it then, then we certainly won’t keep quiet about it now.”

February 5, 2014 3:29 PM