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Madonna offers support to Pussy Riot during Moscow concert

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 00:54

Aug. 8 - Madonna shows support for Pussy Riot during her concert in Moscow. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Madonna has once again shown her feelings for Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot. The U.S. singer stripped to a black bra on Tuesday (August 7) to show the band's name written on her back in support of Pussy Riot's protest in Moscow's main cathedral against close links between the president and the clergy. Speaking to the crowd she then said: "Tonight and every night, I like to live," adding later that she is praying for the women's freedom. Three members of Pussy Riot were arrested for bursting into a Russian Orthodox church and singing a protest against Vladimir Putin on February 21. Accused of inciting religious hatred, Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, could face up to seven years in jail. The trial of the three women continues and they might be sentenced this week.

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Madonna offers support to Pussy Riot during Moscow concert

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 - 00:54