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Ukrainian activists protest Pussy Riot trial

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Aug. 17, 2012, 5:37 p.m. | Ukraine — by Svitlana Tuchynska

Protesters outside the Russiam embassy in Kyiv on Aug. 17.
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More than 50 Ukrainians on Aug. 17 protested outside the Russian embassy in Kyiv, joining the wave of international protests as a court in Moscow sentenced three members of Russia’s notorious punk band Pussy Riot to 2 years in prison for performing a song in Russia’s main Orthodox cathedral critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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