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Russian Deputy Prime Minister Not Happy With Madonna

Dmitry Rogozin responded on twitter to the singer's demand for the release of Pussy Riot.

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A Russian deputy prime minister has launched a tirade against the singer, Madonna, after she spoke out about the trial of a female punk protest group.

Writing on Twitter, Dmitry Rogozin accused the singer of moral lecturing, telling her: "Either take off your cross, or put on your knickers."

Madonna has called for the release of three members of the band, Pussy Riot, on trial for "hooliganism".

During her Russian tour, she has also spoken out in support of gay rights.