Pussy Riot Members Sentenced To Jail Time, Release “Putin Lights Up the Fires”

Pussy Riot Pussy Riot Members Sentenced To Jail Time, Release Putin Lights Up the Fires

This morning’s news surrounding the Russian feminist punk-rock collective, Pussy Riot, is bigger than just music. It’s been reported that three of the band’s members have been convicted on charges of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and were each sentenced to two years jail time.

According to BBC News Europe, the women were accused of staging an anti-Vladimir Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral this past February. Presiding judge Marina Syrova stated that the women, “crudely undermined social order.”

In the midst of this developing story, the remaining members of Pussy Riot have just released a new single entitled, “Putin Lights Up the Fires.” UK news outlet The Guardian has set the new record to coincide with a video montage of band and supporter pics, which you can view below.