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Pussy Riot Behind Bars - Rallying Point for Russian OppositionTwo years behind bars - that was the verdict handed down to the members of the punk band Pussy Riot. The three women were jailed for storming a Moscow cathedral and staging a one-minute protest prayer against Russian President, Vladimir Putin. The verdict drew worldwide criticism and even Russia itself is at odds over the jailing.The prominent Russian activist and blogger, Alexei Navalny, called on the West to slap sanctions on the Putin regime in response. He said the Russian president and his inner circle can't be ousted via the ballot box because it's they who decide where the votes go.On his Facebook page, opposition member and chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov told the Russian people not to give up hope, and encouraged them to continue their protests. "Don't stop the protests," he wrote. "It is a long battle...this verdict is a crime and has shown the true colors of the Putin regime."Pussy Riot, meanwhile, has alPowered by Producer : Deutsche Welle

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