May 8, 2014 10:23

Pussy Riot join Twitter, condemn Wall Street, Putin and 'Capitol Hell'

Two freed members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina take to the social networking site

Pussy Riot join Twitter, condemn Wall Street, Putin and 'Capitol Hell'

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The two freed members of Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, have set up an English Twitter account.

The pair, who were released from prison in December 2013 after being given two-year sentences in August 2012 after their now infamous "punk prayer", have been Tweeting in Russian from their individual accounts.

Their first tweet, posted on May 5, takes a swipe at censorship in Russia. "Russia is not China or Iran YET, so since we can still use Twitter, we will give a shot at running it in English, so hi to everyone here!"

Further tweets have condemned Wall Street, Putin and called Capitol Hill "Capitol Hell". They have also shared a few lighthearted tweets, including a picture of them with director Spike Jonze with the caption, "We decided with Spike Jonze that Pussy Riot are true Jackass-style girls".



Since their release, Pussy Riot have been continuing their political activism. They also launched their prisoner's rights group, Zona Prava – which translates as Law Zone. "In our country, as long as cases of prisoners' rights' violation take place, we are sure that there will be a need for our organisation," Tolokonnikova said at the launch event.

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