Cathy Young on Russia's Riot Girls, All Grown Up


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Pussy Riot, the Russian punk feminist group that gained international fame in the summer of 2012 when three of its members were prosecuted for a protest in Moscow's main cathedral, is back in the news. Moving away from their controversial name and tactics, they announced the creation of a new human rights organization to advocate for and aid prisoners. Cathy Young says that with their cleaned-up image and their activism for the rights of prisoners and defendants, the former Pussy Rioters stand to gain far more sympathy.