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Russian punk band convict defiant after losing parole battle

SARANSK, Russia (Reuters) - A jailed member of Russian female punk group Pussy Riot lost a court battle to be released but remained unrepentant over last year's protest against President Vladimir Putin in a Moscow cathedral.Full story

New Russian video game takes aim at punk band riot

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian Orthodox youth group unveiled a video game on Thursday that gives players a chance to "kill" members of the punk band Pussy Riot, whose profanity-laden protest in a Moscow cathedral last year angered the church and offended some believers. Full story

Professors arrested on Pussy Riot anniversary

  Moscow police detained two women in a cathedral after they tried to lay flowers to mark a year since the band Pussy Riot performed their so-called punk prayer. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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  Punk band verdict sparks anger

Members of the band Pussy Riot, arrested in February after storming a Moscow cathedral, were sentenced to two years in jail Friday. Critics say the arrest was Putin’s personal revenge, raising questions about justice in Russia. NBC’s Duncan Golestani reports.

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ATTENTION EDITORS - REUTERS PICTURE HIGHLIGHT TRANSMITTED BY 2135 GMT ON JULY 26, 2013Participants run in support of Russian female punk group Pussy Riot during the Naked Run, part of the Zwarte Cross festival in Lichtenvoorde. REUTERS/Michael KoorenREUTERS NEWS PICTURES HAS NOW MADE IT EASIER T

A member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot", 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
A member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot", 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

A 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. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

Member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" Tolokonnikova smiles inside a holding cell as she attends a court hearing to appeal for parole at the Supreme Court of Mordovia in Saransk
Member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" Tolokonnikova smiles inside a holding cell as she attends a court hearing to appeal for parole at the Supreme Court of Mordovia in Saransk

Member of the female punk band "Pussy Riot" Nadezhda Tolokonnikova smiles inside a holding cell as she attends a court hearing to appeal for parole at the Supreme Court of Mordovia in Saransk, July 26, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin