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Like other members of the political protest group, she wore
a brightly coloured balaclava at performances and used various
nicknames at interviews in the belief that anonymity was as
vital to their militant philosophy as the ability to shock.

But any last hope of keeping her identity a secret died when
she and two bandmates were arrested after Pussy Riot belted out
a profanity-laced “punk prayer” deriding Vladimir Putin on the
altar of Moscow’s main cathedral on Feb. 21.

Samutsevich, 29, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Maria
Alyokhina, 24, are now instantly recognisable for many Russians.

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