Russia

Russian Court May Block Access to Pussy Riot Video

Internet providers would be required to comply

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Two members of Pussy Riot remain imprisoned for their defiant "punk prayer" at a Moscow cathedral. Now the video of their protest against Vladimir Putin could be cut off from Russia as well, after a Moscow court deemed footage of their punk performance "extremist."

The ruling handed down Thursday by a Moscow court could soon require Russian Internet providers to block access to the video, Russian news outlets reported. The ban will go into effect after a brief period if the court ruling isn't appealed.

The condemned video captures five members of the punk collective dancing and shouting at the altar of a Moscow cathedral in a defiant performance it called "Mother of God, Drive Putin Out." Music was added to the video afterward.