United Nations

UN Ambassador Samantha Power Offers To Join Pussy Riot

Made the offer on Twitter


U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power is making it clear that she stands with Russian punk group Pussy Riot even if it means joining the band — jabbing the Russian ambassador to the U.N.

Power met Wednesday with two members of the band, who were jailed in Russia for criticizing President Vladimir Putin and eventually released two months before the end of their two-year sentence. The ambassador and human rights scholar called the women "brave 'troublemakers'" in a tweet sharing a picture of the group.