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Pussy Riot Thank Supporters In New Video

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Members of the Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot have produced a video thanking their international contingent of supporters and fans for backing them in the fight against the Russian government. The video, which was posted Wednesday (Sept. 6) on NME.com, features several members of the band burning an effigy of Russian President Vladimir Putin and speaking out about the band’s ongoing trials and tribulations.

“We’ve been fighting for the right to sing, to think, to criticise,” the woman says at the beginning of the video, while rappelling down a wall. “To be musicians and artists ready to do everything to change our country, no matter the risks. We go on with our musical fight in Russia,¬†and our country is dominated by evil man.”

Later in the video, they show their gratitude to the Western bands that have supported their cause. “Thank you Madonna, thank you Red Hot Chili Peppers, thank you Bjork, thank you Green Day,” they say. (Watch the clip by clicking the button below.) “Thank you to all musicians, activists and everyone around the world who have stood up together to fight for our right to be free.”

Three members of Pussy Riot were convicted of hooliganism in a Russian court last month a sentenced to two years in jail for protesting Putin by conducting a “punk prayer” in a Moscow church. The group has since received widespread international support, including high-profile calls for the jailed members’ freedom from the aforementioned musicians.

Watch Pussy Riot's Thank You Video

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