Tuesday, September 02, 2014


Russia

Russian Youth Group Offers Reward For Free Pussy Riot Members

Nashi members and other Kremlin supporters rallied in Moscow late last year amid opposition marches.
Nashi members and other Kremlin supporters rallied in Moscow late last year amid opposition marches.
The Russian youth group Nashi is offering a bounty to anyone who provides information on the location of members of the feminist performance group Pussy Riot who are still at large.

Nashi "commissar" Konstantin Goloskokov announced the 50,000-ruble (about $18,000) bounty and said the group was collecting money through the Internet to increase the "prize fund" for information on the whereabouts of other Pussy Riot members.

Three members of the group are in jail after being convicted last month of "hooliganism motivated by religious hatred" for their performance of a "punk prayer" in Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in February.

It is not clear how many members there are in the group and at least two other members of the group reportedly fled the country.

Based on reporting by Vesti.ru and Interfax

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