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Pussy Riot unveil video for 'Putin Will Teach You To Love The Motherland' – watch

Punk collective debut video for protest song

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Pussy Riot have debuted a video for their track 'Putin Will Teach You To Love The Motherland' – click below to listen.

The Russian punk collective unveiled the video yesterday (February 20), according to Consequence Of Sound, in response to the aggressive treatment they have received in Sochi. It was reported earlier this week that members of the group, including Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, were attacked by both uniformed Cossacks and security men as they attempted to perform in the Russian city, where the Winter Olympics are currently taking place.

Previously, meanwhile, Tolokonnikova had claimed that she and Alyokhina had been arrested in Sochi and were being detained in the centre of the town. "We were just walking around Sochi when they grabbed us," Tolokonnikova told the Guardian via phone from a police station. "They told us we are suspected of theft. Of course there has been no theft."

Semyon Simonov, a local human rights activist, was also detained along with the group and claims that he, Alyokhina, Tolokonnikova and seven others were picked up on the street by police after they were tipped off by employees of the hotel in which they are staying.

Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were released from prison in December 2013 after serving a two-year sentence for protesting in a Moscow church.

Earlier this year Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova were criticised in an open letter by activists claiming to be members of Pussy Riot for launching human rights group Zona Prava (Justice Zone).

The statement also suggested that Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova have ignored attempts to communicate and expressed frustration with the way the pair were presented at a recent Amnesty International concert in New York.

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