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Pussy Riot Members Just Out Of Prison Still Want To Topple Putin

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were released from prison this week under a broad amnesty. They and another member of the band were arrested after a brief unauthorized performance in Christ the Savior Cathedral in March 2012 denouncing Putin, who was on the verge of being elected to a new term.

The third band member was released months later on a suspended sentence.

Tolokonnikova and Alekhina told a news conference Friday that they want to drive Putin out of office and they lambasted the system of government he has built.

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