Russia

Pussy Riot Releases New Video

Blasts oil industry, homophobia, and of course, Putin

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Four members of Pussy Riot danced on an oil pipeline in garish masks, tights and short dresses in a new video released on Tuesday, comparing President Vladimir Putin to an "ayatollah in Iran" and attacking his allies in Russia's rich energy sector.

In their first performance in almost a year, posted on Youtube at youtu.be/qOM_3QH3bBw, the feminist punk protest collective also accused Putin of being homophobic after passage of what is widely seen as anti-gay legislation.

"Like in a Red Prison" is one of Pussy Riot's few performances since its anti-Putin protest in a Russian Orthodox church last year won global fame for the band members but led to three of them being jailed.