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SNL Cold Open Starring Vladimir Putin

#EndorseThis: A Friendly Message From Putin In SNL Cold Open

“Relax, I got this,” smirks Vladimir Putin in SNL’s cold open, directly addressing the troubled American majority. “Putti is going to make everything OK. I promise that we will take care of America. It’s the most expensive thing we ever bought.”

January 23, 2017

Provocative Russian Band Now Taking On An American Cause

Pussy Riot recorded their first English-language single, titled “I Can’t Breathe.”

February 23, 2015

Pussy Riot Activists Raise Voices And Issue Call To Action

By Steve Appleford, Los Angeles Times SANTA MONICA, CA — Barely three months after their release from Russian prison, Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova sit outside a Santa Monica hotel, smoking cigarettes, insisting that their group Pussy Riot is not a band. “People sometimes think we are a musical group and think we can do a […]

April 16, 2014

Pussy Riot Band Members Detained In Sochi Suburb

By William Douglas, McClatchy Washington Bureau SOCHI, Russia — Two members of the controversial Russian punk band Pussy Riot were detained for three hours Tuesday and questioned by Russian police about an alleged theft near the 2014 Winter Olympics. Band members Nadezha Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, and at least seven activists and journalists, were picked […]

February 18, 2014

Pussy Riot Want Putin Out, Khodorkovsky In Power

Moscow (AFP) – The freed members of the Pussy Riot punk band said Friday they still wanted Russian President Vladimir Putin out of power and would like ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to replace him. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, made their call for the Russian strongman to go at their first news conference, hosted […]

December 27, 2013

Pussy Riot Women Vow To Fight On After Release

Moscow (AFP) – The two jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot, whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, walked free on Monday and immediately vowed to fight injustice in Russian prisons. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were released two months early under a Kremlin-backed amnesty after serving most of their two-year sentences. […]

December 23, 2013