Wednesday, June 18, 2014


 Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina have tried to expand their political punk rock band beyond the duet format.  However, when the ladies were arrested for performing a song in a Russian Orthodox Church protesting Russian President Vladimir Putin (Quoting the toe tapping musical extravaganza Fiddler on the Roof by saying that they want to bless and keep Vladimir Putin far away from them), the third girl chickened out under pressure of possibly even being tortured and gave the Russian Government exactly what they wanted.  Not Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, they were sentenced to prison in Siberia (The coldest areas in Russia also has the most prisons) for heresy (It's weird that a government that prides itself for being atheistic is suddenly obsessed with anybody who insults President Vladimir Putin inside a church as a crime of religious heresy).  The two ladies were eventually got released from jail for heresy and hooliganism and Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina were no longer alone.  They were joined by four others (Three more women and one man) when they were beaten and almost nearly arrested for an unauthorized anti-Russian Government rock concert on a sidewalk nearby the 2013 Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.  None of their albums is available in the United States but the political punk rock duet Pussy Riot has become the darlings of the punk rock movement.  And now  Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina has traveled to the United States for a brief few months which includes a trip to Capitol Hill and a Vanity Fair photo shoot.  Maybe Russian President Vladimir Putin really should be afraid that the two Pussy Riot ladies might truly be spies for the United States after all. 
Pussy Riot rock band duet members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, center, and Maria Alekhina, center left, join Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaking at left, and Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., far left
 Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina

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