The Moscow Times on the Pussy Riot Verdict

No one disputes that the Pussy Riot musicians deserved to be punished for their “punk prayer” in Christ the Savior Cathedral in February. The young women purposely flaunted Orthodox traditions with their clothing, language and decision to perform in an area of the church regarded as sacred . . .
http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinion/article/pussy-riots-crime-and-unfair-punishment/466802.html

It was hardly forgivable before, but after this past Friday it is truly monstrous to write something like that.

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One response to “The Moscow Times on the Pussy Riot Verdict

  1. Pussy Riot protested injustice and inequality with an artistic expression. They screamed and we listened. But in a country with deeply rooted political/religious entanglement using fear to control, they should have made their protest more elegantly. Claims that they offended believers has blurred Pussy Riot’s original message and have given the governing powers an excuse to cage them. Is their sentence really remarkable, or should they have seen it coming? As Russia faces global scrutiny, what is the rest of the world doing to uphold democracy? http://mayorgate.blogspot.com/2012/08/pussy-riot-censored-by-disappropriate.html

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