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Pussy Riot-like stunt averted in Finland

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Aug. 6, 2012, 10:52 a.m. | Russia and former Soviet Union — by Interfax-Ukraine

Security has been tightened in all Orthodox churches in Finland over possible provocations like the stunt perpetrated by Pussy Riot.
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Helsinki - Security has been tightened in all Orthodox churches in Finland over possible provocations like the stunt perpetrated by the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot.

"Тeivo Teivainen, professor of international policy at the Helsinki University, tried to repeat the Pussy Riot stunt in the Helsinki Assumption Cathedral over the past weekend, but was barred from the church," Finnish human rights activist Johan Backman told Interfax on Monday.

After that, Teivainen organized a performance by Finnish girls in the street near the church. The girls demanded the release of the Pussy Riot women and freedom to sexual minorities in Russia.

"The attempt to conduct a concert in the Assumption Cathedral was part of the 'lecture walk' around Helsinki organized by the Helsinki University and the Finnish Museum of Contemporary Art," Backman said.

"However, the Finnish Pussy Riot activists were barred from the church. Apparently, someone warned the priests," Backman said.

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Pussys Riots Aug. 6, 2012, 4:07 p.m.    

Online broadcasting from a court hearing the case of #PussyRiot in Moscow. English version - https://twitter.com/Eng_Pussy_Riot

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Pussys Riots Aug. 6, 2012, 4:42 p.m.    

The original video of performance punk band Free Pussy Riot in

Cathedral of Christ the Saviour.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PN5inCayfnM&list=UUB7Fen21j-

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Do you think memeber of pusy riot shoud be locked up for 7 years?

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