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.

  • PancakeMcKennz

    You know someone somewhere is gonna do a “Free Pussy” joke.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/marlonlatron Marlon Latron

    Too late. I just walked out to get lunch. Saw a lady wearing a pink ski-mask solo protesting(?), and said it under my breadth. I guess that counts.

  • bryck

    It’d be interesting to understand what these lyrics are. Crazy to think this all came about for an under-one-minute performance (before it was stopped). That being said, the members asked for the performance to be judged as a political act, not one against the Church, and this is what the trial, if not the verdict’s wording, became.

  • Mike the Cosmonaut

    Are these girls even a real band? I’ve heard them before. They sound like shit. Hopefully they’re not going to jail because they sound bad. Peace out.