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Pussy Riot Supports Russian Protests

Nadya Tolokonmivoka, the lead singer of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot – long-time critics of President Putin – has released a song in support of the protesters.

Thousands of people were detained across Russia during protests in support of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Tolokonmivoka said, “Art is the most important weapon I have against a repressive regime that’s why I have released this music video right now because I think it’s really important to back the fighting spirit of the protesters.”

Navalny, an anti-corruption investigator and Putin’s most prominent critic, was arrested upon returning from Germany. He had spent five months recovering from a nerve agent poisoning that he blames on the Kremlin.

Russian authorities have rejected the accusations.

Navalny was sentenced to two years and eight months in a penal colony, based on what many deemed as trump up charges.

Yvad Billings, Readers Bureau, Contributor

Edited by Jesus Chan

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