Pussy Riot – which has members beyond the three convicted – isn't your typical band that performs songs back to back in a live concert. But the group now has worldwide recognition and is expected to continue recording.
Cities across the US took part Friday in Pussy Riot Global Day, but it's not clear whether the support, from governments and celebrities, will help members of the feminist punk group who were sentenced to prison for criticizing Vladimir Putin.
The Russian punk rock band spawned small bands of supporters dressed as Pussy Riot look-a-likes Friday dozens of cities worldwide. The three women were sentence Friday to two years in prison for hooliganism.
The judge in Moscow said the three women were blasphemers who had deliberately offended Russian Orthodox believers by storming the altar of a cathedral in Feburary. President Putin's opponents portray the trial as part of a wider crackdown to crush their protest movement.
Opening ceremony London 2012: The Olympic torch is sailing down the Thames on its way to light up tonight's ceremony – as well as the mood in London, where grumbling has yielded to palpable excitement.