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TopFinds: Inside the Ukraine crisis, Pussy Riot's arrest in Sochi

Read about how the Ukraine crisis is affecting the presidency. Learn how Pussy Riot members faced another arrest in Russia. Another SeaWorld-owned orca killed a trainer. Welcome to this week's TopFinds.

Pussy Riot post new anti-Putin Olympics video from Sochi

Sochi - 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.

Video: Pussy Riot attacked by Cossacks in Sochi

Sochi - Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips as they staged a performance under an advertisement for the Sochi Winter Olympics.

Pussy Riot freed again

Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been released by Russian police in Sochi. Two days ago they were arrested, along with a group of activists and journalists.

Pussy Riot members arrested in Sochi

Sochi - Two members of the punk band Pussy Riot have been arrested by Russian police in Sochi, along with a group of activists and journalists.

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer opens in Toronto February 14th

Toronto - There are some things that spread through the internet like wildfire, and two years ago this month the world heard about Russia's punk band Pussy Riot, as news anchors could say their controversial name on mainstream media outlets without reprisal.

Madonna to introduce Pussy Riot at human rights concert

New York - Madonna will introduce members of Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot at an Amnesty International concert in New York City in February.

Pussy Riot to appear in Brooklyn at Amnesty International concert

New York - One month after being released from Russian prison, the Russian punk rock music group, Pussy Riot, will attend Amnesty International’s “Bringing Human Rights Home” concert at the Barclays Center in New York City on February 5.

Pussy Riot loses award at arts show — vows to continue activism

Singapore - Melborne artist, Daniel Crooks was chosen over the Russian art collective Pussy Riot at the Prudential Eye Awards in Singapore. The award was given in the digital/video category.

Pussy Riot band member released from prison

A member of the band Pussy Riot, a Russian feminist punk band, was released from prison after President Vladimir Putin granted her amnesty.

Husband of Pussy Riot activist says 2 members could go free

Moscow - Pytor Verzilov, husband of imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, announced he was told by "reliable sources" that two members of the band could be free once an amnesty bill is passed.

Russian PM hints no amnesty for political prisoners

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev dampened amnesty chances for Pussy Riot members, Khodorkovsky, and others widely viewed as political prisoners.

Husband visits Pussy Riot Nadya Tolokonnikova in prison hospital

Antonio Mora, host of Al Jazeera America’s current affairs program, 'Consider This,' interviewed Pyotr Verzilov about his visit with his wife, jailed Pussy Riot activist Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who had been missing in transfer for 26 days.

Pussy Riot Tolokonnikova—husband searches for Nadya in Siberia

Moscow - Russian human rights ombudsman says Pussy Riot member Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova is in a Siberian prison. Her husband, Pyotr Verzilov, talks about the Pussy Riot member's imprisonment, punishment and his continued search for her - now in Siberia.

Pussy Riot Nadya Tolokonnikova in medical unit in Siberian prison

Moscow - Russia's human rights ombudsman, Vladimir Lukin, says Pussy Riot member Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova is in a medical unit in a Siberian prison. Her husband, Pyotr Verzilov, talks to Consider This about searching for his wife.

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky nails his testicles to the floor

Moscow - By nailing his testicles to the cobblestones of Red Square in Moscow, Russian performance artist Pyotr (Petyr) Pavlensky strongly protests at Russian Society's "apathy, political indifference and fatalism." Pavlensky proves, he certainly has balls.

Missing Pussy Riot Nadya —Whereabouts remain completely unknown

Moscow - Pussy Riot member, Nadezhda (Nadya) Tolokonnikova’s whereabouts have not been traced since 22 October when she was reportedly transferred from a penal colony to an uncertain destination possibly in Siberia. Nadya's location is now "completely unknown."

Amnesty International demands location of Pussy Riot activist

Amnesty International is demanding the Russian government reveal the whereabouts of former Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who has not been seen since Oct. 22.

Pussy Riot Nadya Tolokonnikova: Safe and in 'satisfactory' state

Moscow - Petya Verzilov, husband of jailed Pussy Riot member, Nadya Tolokonnikova, says he has been informed she is safe and on her way to a prison in the Krasnoyarsk region of the Russian Federation.

Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova disappears

Moscow - Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of the Pussy Riot members convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” and sentenced to two years in jail, has disappeared after being transferred from a prison in Mordovia on October 21.

Review: ‘Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer’ Special

Moscow - Pussy Riot is the unedifying name of the girl "band" that caused a furore in Russia last year when they stormed the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, Moscow.

Jailed Russian Pussy Riot member loses parole appeal

Perm - A member of Russian feminist punk rock group, Pussy Riot, was denied early parole in Perm yesterday. Testifying via video link, Maria Alyokhina appealed a May decision that denied her early release.

Power pop musicians lobby for Pussy Riot release

Moscow - U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and over 100 musicians, together with Amnesty International, are lobbying Russian authorities for the release of imprisoned Russian punk group, Pussy Riot.

Video: HBO documentary 'Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer' trailer

A preview trailer has been released for the upcoming HBO documentary film called "Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer" which focuses on the jailed members of Russian rock band Pussy Riot.

Former Beatle Paul McCartney calls for Pussy Riot members release

Former Beatle Paul McCartney joined a list of people calling for the release of a member of the Russian band, Pussy Riot. McCartney wrote on his website that Maria Alyokhina's punishment should end. Two members of the band are still in prison.

Pussy Riot member held too long in isolation

Regional Russian prosecutors claimed on Wednesday that the prison camp, where Pussy Riot member Maria Alyokhina is currently serving her two-year sentence, broke the law by keeping her in isolation for an excessive period of time.

Pussy Riot member hospitalized, allegedly due to prison overwork

One of the jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, has been transferred from a women’s prison colony, where she is serving a two-year sentence, to a prison hospital, after complaining of suffering from severe headaches.

Russian judge forced to resign after falling asleep in court

Blagoveshchensk - The defendant was not amused. Not only was he sentenced to five years in jail but the judge had to wake up from a nap to give it to him. Luckily, it's the 21st century. The snooze was filmed and went viral. Judicial authorities were not amused either.

'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer' wins award at Sundance Film Festival

After Pussy Riot, the all-female punk band, became a household name for their controversial act in Russia's main cathedral, a documentary was made, which has now won an award.

The Guardian 'Person of the Year 2012' is Bradley Manning

Each year the Guardian's editors and readers nominate and vote for the person they consider to be most important and a headline-maker for the year. This year the winners were Bradley Manning, followed by Malala Yousafzai.
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot) at the Moscow Tagansky District Court
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot) at the Moscow Tagansky District Court
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Pussy Riot burn Putin photo in protest
Pussy Riot burn Putin photo in protest
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Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
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Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
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Masked members of protest band Pussy Rot leave a police station in Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winte...
Masked members of protest band Pussy Rot leave a police station in Adler during the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, February 18, 2014
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Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
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Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
Toronto: Global Pussy Riot demonstration
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The infamy of Pussy Riot appears to be short lived; the website set up in their support has lapsed a...
The infamy of Pussy Riot appears to be short lived; the website set up in their support has lapsed already.
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Pussy Riot  performing  in Red Square  January 20  2012.
Pussy Riot "performing" in Red Square, January 20, 2012.
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Member of the female punk band  Pussy Riot  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks out from a holding cell as ...
Member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova looks out from a holding cell as she attends a court hearing to appeal for parole at the Supreme Court of Mordovia in Saransk, July 26, 2013
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Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot on trial in Moscow
Three members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot on trial in Moscow
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