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Tolokonnikova, Alyokhina Meet In Krasnoyarsk

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December 24, 2013
Two members of the punk protest group Pussy Riot -- Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina -- met at the airport in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk within hours of being freed on December 23 to discuss their future plans involving work on human rights issues. (Reuters video)

Pussy Riot activists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina met at the airport in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk within hours of being freed on December 23 to discuss their future plans involving work on human rights issues. (Reuters video)

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The newly freed members of the Pussy Riot performance-art collective -- Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina -- have met at the airport in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk to discuss their future plans.

The two women met on December 24 after being released from prison under an amnesty the previous day.

They had been serving two-year terms for hooliganism for performing parts of punk song in a Moscow cathedral in February 2012.

Tolokonnikova's husband, Pyotr Verzilov, told journalists the two women plan to fly to Moscow on December 26 and to hold a press conference there on December 27.

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After her release, Tolokonnikova told journalists she plans to advocate for the rights of Russia's prison inmates.

Based on reporting by Interfax and ITAR-TASS

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