Pussy Riot Members Detained in Sochi

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Before the Olympics, Vladimir Putin released two members of Pussy Riot from prison. Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova then toured the US and Europe. Today, they were detained by police in Sochi, along with others. On Twitter, Tolokonnikova says the protest band is in Sochi to record the musical film, "Putin will teach you to love the motherland." She also claims police, "dragged me across the floor of the police station assembly hall office by my face, they twisted my arms and threw me to the floor." Michael Weiss, a fellow at the Institute of Modern Russia, is editor in chief of The Interpreter, a daily online journal that translates Russian press reports into English.

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Michael D. Weiss - Daily Beast / The Interpreter - @michaeldweiss

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