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Int'l Russian Org: Pussy Riot Outrage a Show of Russophobia and Intolerance in Liberal West

They don't see why anyone would find it offensive to throw some punk rockers in jail for protesting Putin and the increasing union of church and state in an increasingly backward country

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The World Russian People's Council (WRPC) believes the debate triggered by the stunt carried out by Pussy Riot in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior revealed the intolerance and lack of democracy in the liberal community worldwide.

"Defenders of the infamous group justified, glorified and even called on people to repeat their clear hooliganism only because it was targeted against the Church. This indicates serious moral problems in the influential part of the global liberal community and shows that the principles of tolerance and freedom of conscience they declare are very far from their real goals," WRPC said in a statement obtained by Interfax-Religion on Wednesday.