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Pushkin for Pussy Riot? Moscow monuments masked (PHOTOS)

Published time: August 17, 2012 11:28
Edited time: August 17, 2012 18:02
Monuments across Moscow have been “masked” in support of the Pussy Riot members (Image from Lenta.ru)

Monuments across Moscow have been “masked” in support of the Pussy Riot members (Image from Lenta.ru)

Monuments across Moscow have been “masked” in support of the Pussy Riot members. The court has sentenced the three girls to two years in jail.

­Supporters of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alehina and Ekaterina Samutsevich have put colored masks on several monuments in central Moscow.

Among the adorned monuments are the one to poet Aleksandr Pushkin, scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov, and the monument to the great Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli.

Members of the band stormed into Moscow’s biggest cathedral in February and sang what is described as a ‘punk prayer’ at the altar. The girls were arrested soon after, and have been kept imprisoned ever since.

The three have pled not guilty to the charges, saying their performance was a protest against the unification of church and state authority.

Should they be convicted all three could face up to seven years in prison, although the State Prosecutors have asked for only a three year sentence.

A Moscow court has sentenced three members of Pussy Riot to two years in prison for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and enmity.

­The Judge said they showed flagrant disregard for the church parishioners and the fundamentals of the Orthodox faith.

Belarusian Partisans sculpture at Moscow Belorusskaya metro station <a href="http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/">Image from Lenta.ru</a>
Belarusian Partisans sculpture at Moscow Belorusskaya metro station Image from Lenta.ru
Belarusian Partisans sculpture at Moscow Belorusskaya metro station <a href="http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/">Image from Lenta.ru</a>
Belarusian Partisans sculpture at Moscow Belorusskaya metro station Image from Lenta.ru
Monument to Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova at Moscow’s Old Arbat street <a href="http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/">Image from Lenta.ru</a>
Monument to Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova at Moscow’s Old Arbat street Image from Lenta.ru
Monument to Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova at Moscow’s Old Arbat street <a href="http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/">Image from Lenta.ru</a>
Monument to Russian poet Aleksandr Pushkin and his wife Natalya Goncharova at Moscow’s Old Arbat street Image from Lenta.ru
Monument to Russian scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov on Mokhovaya street, walking distance away from the Kremlin <a href="http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/">Image from Lenta.ru</a>
Monument to Russian scientist and writer Mikhail Lomonosov on Mokhovaya street, walking distance away from the Kremlin Image from Lenta.ru
Monument to great Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli in Chistoprudny boulevard <a href="http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/">Image from Lenta.ru</a>
Monument to great Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli in Chistoprudny boulevard Image from Lenta.ru
Monument to great Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli in Chistoprudny boulevard <a href="http://lenta.ru/photo/2012/08/17/balaclava/">Image from Lenta.ru</a>
Monument to great Kazakh poet, composer and philosopher Abay Qunanbayuli in Chistoprudny boulevard Image from Lenta.ru

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