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Russian female punk band Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism over Putin protest at church site
CBS ^ | 08/17/12

Posted on 08/17/2012 6:17:43 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

August 17, 2012 7:47 AM

Russian female punk band Pussy Riot found guilty of hooliganism over Putin protest at church site

Updated at 8:53 a.m. ET

(CBS/AP) MOSCOW - A Russian judge found three members of the provocative punk band Pussy Riot guilty of hooliganism on Friday, in one of the most closely watched cases in recent Russian history.

The judge said the three band members committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred and offending religious believers.

The three were arrested in March after a guerrilla performance in Moscow's main cathedral in February calling for the Virgin Mary to protect Russia against Vladimir Putin, who was elected to a new term as Russia's president a few days later.

They face a maximum seven years in prison. The sentence is to be handed down later Friday.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: catholic; corruption; democrats; gaymarriage; homosexualagenda; kenyanbornmuzzie; moralabsolutes; pussyriot; putin; russia; swrdswllwngsdshw

1 posted on 08/17/2012 6:17:53 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

This sends a signal that Occupy Red Square would not be successful. Quite a contrast.


2 posted on 08/17/2012 6:21:09 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: TigerLikesRooster
You’re a Riot!!!
3 posted on 08/17/2012 6:24:48 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’ll never forget when my wife and I walked down the aisle to the strains of Pussy Riot. Ah, sweet memories!


4 posted on 08/17/2012 6:29:16 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I’ll never forget when my wife and I walked down the aisle to the strains of Pussy Riot. Ah, sweet memories!


5 posted on 08/17/2012 6:29:27 AM PDT by Doc Savage ("I've shot people I like a lot more,...for a lot less!" Raylan Givins)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“hooliganism” is a crime in Russia, I guess...


6 posted on 08/17/2012 6:30:47 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I flashed on Millions of cats stampeding on a huge pain of grass.

Ptsd and brain damage are better than the news media can dream up.

7 posted on 08/17/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
How to deal with Pussy Riot:


8 posted on 08/17/2012 6:34:21 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo, being wily, pities the fool.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

They should have saved their rubles and gone to Florida for spring break ...America’s original pussy riot.


9 posted on 08/17/2012 6:39:23 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: humblegunner

He should have turned and sprayed that group of jerks with cameras while he was at it.


10 posted on 08/17/2012 6:40:24 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Right now there are hundreds of Russians in prison for various offenses that would not be considered crimes anywhere in the West - mostly for attending peaceful open-air protests in public thoroughfares.

But the Western media and Western activists ignore them and instead publicize and advocate on behalf of these women, who desecrated a church.

Most Americans do not realize that the altar of an Orthodox church is an extremely sacred space. It is protected by an iconostasis, it is used solely for the Divine Liturgy and only ordained clergy are permitted to approach it, which they rarely do more than once each Sunday.

These nonordained women broke through the iconostasis, commandeered the altar and used it for a vulgar parody of the Divine Liturgy.

They deserve to do time for trespassing, for disturbing the peace and for violating other citizens' freedom of religion.

11 posted on 08/17/2012 6:41:19 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Most female Russian singers tend to be pretty hot:

Pussy Riot appear to be the exceptions:


12 posted on 08/17/2012 6:42:48 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Very guilty!

13 posted on 08/17/2012 6:42:48 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Ukrainian "Femen" activists sawed down a cross in support of the "Pussy Riot"

videolink

14 posted on 08/17/2012 6:45:57 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: wideawake

Well said


15 posted on 08/17/2012 6:48:19 AM PDT by peter the great
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To: Drew68

You must give them some slack, make-up and hair care are difficult to come by while imprisoned.


16 posted on 08/17/2012 6:53:22 AM PDT by W. W. SMITH ((Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.)
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To: BenLurkin

Oh, I bet they could clean up pretty good


17 posted on 08/17/2012 7:01:33 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KosmicKitty

I saw what you did there.


18 posted on 08/17/2012 7:02:24 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

The Pussy Riot members have been convicted for 2 years in prison.


19 posted on 08/17/2012 7:08:48 AM PDT by Freelance Warrior (A Russian.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Their albums are popular at DHS.


20 posted on 08/17/2012 7:08:57 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: dfwgator

All women, no matter how “hot” or “not guilty” have the potential to look like poop on a bad day.

Take away the shower, hair dryer, make-up, nice clothes, supportive undergarments, right lighting, surgical “corrections”, digital enhancement, etc. and I’d have to say 99% of women would be voted as “Guilty” by the men here.

As I have said before, be real , guys. Most of you would be happy to have a woman willingly spend anytime with you at all, as long as she was clean and not liberal.


21 posted on 08/17/2012 7:10:31 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Just ignore the in-your-face name of the band, but that is their name and omitting the name would omit a factor of the story that tells us a lot about what kind of people they are. Besides, I like kitties too!


22 posted on 08/17/2012 7:10:35 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: TigerLikesRooster

That should be found “not guilty” just for having the balls to call themselves “Pussy Riot”.

Wait...there’s something terribly wrong about that statement.


23 posted on 08/17/2012 7:12:21 AM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: Lee'sGhost

They definitely look like they do like pussy.


24 posted on 08/17/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

what a hilarious name for a band.

I saw another funny band name the other day-
Hairball!


25 posted on 08/17/2012 7:19:06 AM PDT by a real Sheila (RYAN/romney 2012)
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To: wideawake

Precisely. The press here would not be so enamored of them if they had conducted their protest in a space sacred to leftists, like an abortion mill.


26 posted on 08/17/2012 7:21:17 AM PDT by madprof98
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The Russians need Dick Armey to handle Pussy Riot.


27 posted on 08/17/2012 8:15:28 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I first heard about this story on the way to work in the carpool this morning. One of our carpoolers had seen coverage of the story on one of the lib morning shows. So, as I heard it, the bandmembers were being jailed for "songs that criticize Putin".

I've since googled the band, and they are really seem to be a bunch of punk losers who perform many offensive stunts and then hide behind "free speech" and "artistic freedom". They have stopped traffic to perform their impromptu "concerts" on top of buses; had public sex in museums, etc. Apparently, one of their works of "performance art" involved one of them taking a frozen chicken from a supermarket and shoving it up her vagina and then publicly "giving birth" to said chicken outside the store.

Obviously, they are scofflaws and are not being punished for merely "criticizing Putin". The conviction appears to be for a flash-mob of an Orthodox Church where they performed their song "Holy Shit" before being removed. Apparently, jail is the only way to stop these bitches.

28 posted on 08/17/2012 8:41:37 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: KosmicKitty
All women, no matter how “hot” or “not guilty” have the potential to look like poop on a bad day.

You are correct and my post #12 makes me wish this forum had a "self-delete post" function. It's shamefully inappropriate.

What's lost between the band's vulgar name and their attractiveness compared to Russia's cookie-cuttier, auto-tuned pop singers is the fact that while we have the luxury to take freedom of speech for granted, other nations are not so fortunate.

29 posted on 08/17/2012 10:00:50 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Sans-Culotte

You forgot to include “Dick in the ass” punk performance in a courtroom, “mentopop” performance which was about robbing a supermarket wearing a mix of police uniform and a priest’s dress, burnind down one and turning upside down another police vehicle, a series of sexual assaults on police women in subways etc.

Pussy riot is a feminist wing of a neo-bolshevik group “Vojna” aka “War”. Their activity is centered against a church and law-enforcement.


30 posted on 08/17/2012 10:05:33 AM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: cunning_fish

These chicks are not to be confused with Vladimir Vysotsky.


31 posted on 08/17/2012 10:13:41 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cunning_fish

But they weren’t on trial for any of these things. If you start accepting kangaroo court for things you like you might soon get it for other things also.


32 posted on 08/17/2012 10:15:49 AM PDT by Krosan
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To: wideawake

Russia has a long history of leftist mass murder and oppression of Christians and the destruction of churches.

When leftists start storming the churches and naming Christians their political enemies, it’s a big deal. They are hatefilled, blood thirsty, evil turds.

If Christians fail to get organized legally and politically to stop them from attacking Christians and our rights here, we will get to live Russia’s bloody history. Leftist hatred of Jesus is not a passing political mood or game.


33 posted on 08/17/2012 10:17:19 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: cunning_fish

Sounds like these chicks would have been good pals with Lenin and Company back in 1917.


34 posted on 08/17/2012 10:19:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Drew68
while we have the luxury to take freedom of speech for granted, other nations are not so fortunate.

Very much so. Seven years is a long time for hooliganism!

35 posted on 08/17/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Krosan
But they weren’t on trial for any of these things. If you start accepting kangaroo court for things you like you might soon get it for other things also.

They were on trial for flash-mobbing and desecrating a church, not for criticizing Putin. Also, I would not be surprised if their past actions led the government to feel they needed to crack down on Pussy Riot, as they were apparently not going to stop.

36 posted on 08/17/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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Pussy Riots' talent would've never gotten past the cheap Helsinki waterfront dives.

After Leningrad/St. Petersburg consulate duty, I understand Putin's (and the rest of Russia's) annoyance at this OWS-type shit. At least Mother Russia is defending its churches.
37 posted on 08/17/2012 11:27:21 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

+1. :) LOL!!!!


38 posted on 08/17/2012 11:31:34 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Pussy Riots' talent would've never gotten past the cheap Helsinki waterfront dives.

After Leningrad/St. Petersburg consulate duty, I understand Putin's (and the rest of Russia's) annoyance at this OWS-type shit. At least Mother Russia is defending her churches. That's a switch.
39 posted on 08/17/2012 11:36:54 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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>>>>>Russia has a long history of leftist mass murder and oppression of Christians and the destruction of churches.

When leftists start storming the churches and naming Christians their political enemies, it’s a big deal. They are hatefilled, blood thirsty, evil turds.

If Christians fail to get organized legally and politically to stop them from attacking Christians and our rights here, we will get to live Russia’s bloody history. Leftist hatred of Jesus is not a passing political mood or game.<<<<<<<<<

And worse. They chose Moscow cathedral on purpose. Cathedral was destroyed by the Communists in 1931 and restored with donations of ordinary people, not state, in 1992, when Russians lived in abject poverty. Non-existing band wearing balaclavas and interrupting church service, yelling "Holly shit" and calling Patriarch Kiril a bitch, it is too reminiscent of The Militant Atheists that roamed Russia during Stalin time and spread terror of Christians. Thousands of priests and millions of Christian flock were murdered, tens of thousands of places of worship destroyed. The provocation had nothing to do with Putin. It was a terrorist act against Christians and daring state to enforce laws when foreign powers meddle in the Russian internal affair. Only racism towards Russians as a people and the hatred of Christians prevents many to see what it really is.

40 posted on 08/17/2012 12:17:31 PM PDT by DTA
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To: Krosan; dfwgator

>>>>>But they weren’t on trial for any of these things. If you start accepting kangaroo court for things you like you might soon get it for other things also.>>>>>>>

In fact some of their “comrades” were on trial for these things before, that is there this “Dick in the ass” performance from.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUaJLNonytg
You can see all these faces.

“Mordovian hour” performance on May, 1 2008 (throwing stray cats into McDonald’s kitchen to feed animals with decadent food and make low-paid workforce celebrate Labor day as they claim it):
http://plucer.livejournal.com/199615.html

Attacks on police cadets:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0A8Qf893cs
Note the song in Yiddish in background. It is a Jewish bolshevik song from October revolution, which is roughly about “!@#$ the police”. AFAIK one of performers was finally shot in process.

Mentopop:
http://plucer.livejournal.com/94884.html

A “screw the feds” prank on KGB agent:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ory-oJlK3ho&feature=related

Burning up a police truck:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCm-s-vTebA

Another police vehicle destroyed:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3uBQBtnkmec

And that is their promo video:
http://rutube.ru/video/6a7f22163d2b7deb93982c7101508723/


41 posted on 08/17/2012 6:27:16 PM PDT by cunning_fish (.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Somehow we will get these girls in our film, “Other Walls 2 Fall” (see trailer erer under “Projects; In Production”: www.rockinthewallstudios.com


42 posted on 08/19/2012 4:22:07 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The women going to prison live under a ruthless dictator and are trying to bring him down. You may disapprove of their tactics but they are on the right side here.


43 posted on 08/19/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT by sakic
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