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Russia court bans 'extremist' anti-Islam film
Ombudsman opposes ruling against 'Innocence of Muslims', arguing it is harmful to freedom of expression.
Last updated: 01 Oct 2012 15:50 GMT
Russia Church calls on Pussy Riot to repent
Orthodox Church suggests clemency is possible for the three jailed members of the rock band, if they repent.
Last updated: 30 Sep 2012 16:31 GMT
Russian PM says Pussy Riot should be freed
Medvedev offers personal opinion about two-year jail sentence for three punk band members convicted of hooliganism.
Last updated: 13 Sep 2012 03:32 GMT
Two members of Pussy Riot flee Russia
Women flee country to avoid prosecution for staging protest against President Putin at a cathedral altar.
Last updated: 27 Aug 2012 00:03 GMT
Pussy Riot punks compare trial to Stalin-era
Russian band, on trial for insulting President Putin, equates hearings with tribunals used by Soviet dictator Stalin.
Last updated: 09 Aug 2012 07:12 GMT
Pussy Riot prosecution calls for jail term
Russian prosecutors ask for three-year sentence for the punk group who protested in a cathedral against Vladimir Putin.
Last updated: 07 Aug 2012 17:14 GMT
Trial of punk rockers resumes in Moscow
Pussy Riot band members charged with hooliganism for performing "punk prayer" against Putin in February.
Last updated: 06 Aug 2012 21:16 GMT
The punks, the pulpit and the president
As band members of Pussy Riot stand trial, could Russia's underlying dissent grow into an anti-government movement?
Last updated: 31 Jul 2012 12:43 GMT
Anti-Putin punk rockers face trial in Moscow
Three members of Pussy Riot band face seven years in prison for storming church altar to denounce Russian president.
Last updated: 30 Jul 2012 11:19 GMT
Russia punk band to stay in pre-trial custody
Three members of Pussy Riot face up to seven years in prison for storming church altar and singing anti-Putin song.
Last updated: 20 Jul 2012 20:54 GMT
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