Wearing masks members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (C) and Maria Alyokhina (L)
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Pussy Riot: Sochi is a 'political event'

Two members of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot have been released after they were arrested on Monday near the Winter Olympics resort of Sochi.

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova were being held on suspicion of theft.

One of the other band members, wearing a ski mask told reporters why they had come to protest in Sochi.

  • 18 Feb 2014
  • From the section Europe
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