Pussy Riot members speak after prison release
27 December 2013 Last updated at 20:17 GMT
The two imprisoned women from the protest group Pussy Riot were released this week under the Russian parliament's amnesty.
They have returned to the capital Moscow, where they continue to speak out against President Putin's government.
The BBC's Daniel Sandford has spoken to both Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina.
Nadezhda told him that her prison was a place of "unimaginable horror" where the food was "rotten, old and rancid".
But she began by describing how she felt upon being reunited with her daughter Gera.