Pussy riot trio ‘got what they deserved,’ says Putin

Female punk rock band Pussy Riot are getting what they deserve, says Russian dictator Vladimir ‘Stalin’ Putin.

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Yekaterina Samutsevich were nominated for the he European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
They made an unscheduled anti- appearance at the Moscow Saviour Cathedral, on February 21.
Performing a ‘punk prayer’ from the altar their ‘Holy Shit’ song , was a  “condemnation of the Russian Orthodox church’s close ties to Putin,”  said a YouTube post.

“Holy Mother, Blessed Virgin,” they sang, “chase Putin out!”

The prize will instead go to jailed Iranians: human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and filmmaker Jafar Panahi.
The Pussy Riot three were convicted of hooliganism “inspired by religious hatred”. In August, a Moscow court sentenced them to two years each in the gulags, Russia’s infamous penal colonies.

Samutsevich was later released on appeal, says the Moscow Times.

during a “two-hour dinner conversation with a group of foreign Russia experts, Putin, Putin said he was implementing new laws and reforming the courts to reach a target of moving Russia up from its 112th place in the annual World Bank rankings for ease of doing business – below Pakistan – to a top 20 place by 2018.