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Aug. 18, 2012, 8:23 p.m. |

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, a member of female Russian punk band Pussy Riot, shows her handcuffs inside a defendants cage in a Moscow court, on July 4, 2012, during the hearings on the Pussy Riot case. Three members of the all-woman punk band "Pussy Riot" were sentenced to two years in prison on Aug 17, six months after they climbed on the altar of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral -- the country's central place of worship -- and sang a song they called a "Punk Prayer" against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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 Editor's Note: The following are the Aug. 8 closing statements by three members of the Pussy Riot punk band. They were convicted of hooliganism and sentenced on Aug. 17 to two years in prison for a February protest in Moscow's Christ The Savior Cathedral, singing "Our Lady, Chase Putin Out."

 Read the closing statements here.

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AL BALA Aug. 18, 2012, 10:26 p.m.    

Having spent almost half a year in jail, I have come to understand that prison is just Russia in miniature.

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Саша Левко Aug. 19, 2012, 4:20 p.m.    

You may well have spent six months in prison the reason you were there is your own business but the location of the prison is interesting. Any chance you might expand on your “prison is just Russia in miniature.” statement as I would like to share your thoughts.

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AL BALA Aug. 19, 2012, 6:05 p.m.    

That was a quote that Maria Alyokhina made in her closing statement - from the above article.

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AL BALA Oct. 5, 2012, 6:54 a.m.    

Outcry over jailed Russian chemist

“Olga Zelenina has been asked for her honest scientific expert opinion and is now kept in jail for no reason other than having provided just that,” says Mikhail Gelfand, a biologist at the Institute for Information Transmission Problems in Moscow. “I have read her report, and to me it looks absolutely reasonable. There is no justification at all to keep her in detention.”

“Olga has done nothing else than her duty as a scientist and as a citizen,” adds Andreeva. “Surely you cannot put a scientist in jail just because you don’t like her opinion?”

http://www.nature.com/news/outcry-over-jailed-russian-chemist-1.11462

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Jenn Smith Aug. 19, 2012, 12:25 a.m.    

Pussy Rot attacks the same population group that the Lenin Marxists did when paid by New York Federal Reserve bankers in 1918. This is no surprise really, they are clearly NGO foreign agency paid. Like common whores, paid women to do the bidding of bankers.

May the Pussy Rot criminals rot in prison.

These are the victims they attacked:

GULAG PART 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjdn_CuGNjs

GULAG PART 8v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqfV0XCySZU

GULAG PART 1v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lITvDn5-qF0

We've already had our people attacked in 70 years of Marxism, no need for Neo-Marxism repeat. These girls need to be educated in Humanitarian work.

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AL BALA Aug. 19, 2012, 1:50 a.m.    

Dear (kremlinoid) Jenn Smith,

Gee ?

Based on your silly comment, it appears that you have not even read what they stated.

Sincerely,

LES

PS

Why are Moskali afraid to tell the Russian children the truth ?

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Jenn Smith Aug. 21, 2012, 10:41 p.m.    

NWO Apparatchiks, honest. Talentless, who only want money. Like the common neutered eunuch of Rome,

Academics with advanced history backgrounds can easily see that Pussy Rot are apparatchiks. The typical de-gendered, Lesbian or gay, eunuchs of any empire in history.

Apparatchik eunuched pussy rot, the neo-marxist glory girls, held up as the de-gendering of the target population.

Agents of Genocide are pussy rots.
Denigrating the survivors of genocide, Christian genocide of the USSR.

GULAG PART 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjdn_CuGNjs

GULAG 2v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSwtmFr8th0

We've all seen this before, yet the young pussy rots think their ride is unique.

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AL BALA Aug. 22, 2012, 8:13 p.m.    

"Pussy Riot performed in an empty church. They left peacefully when a priest ordered them to go. The only violation they committed was of a church rule that no woman can penetrate the altar space," says Yevgeny Ikhlov, an expert with For Human Rights, a Moscow-based public movement. "People understand these women have been imprisoned for purely political reasons. This is about the church splitting society to prove it is stronger, has more followers than supporters of a secular state do. In fact, the church is behaving as part of a repressive state machine."

Father Vsevolod Chaplin, a leading church spokesman, denies the church has any influence over the outcome of the trial of the punk rock group and he does not personally favor tough punishment for it. But he adds that "the feelings of religious believers must be protected….

The law must make certain that this sort of desecration is not repeated."

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2012/0423/Is-Russia-s-Orthodox-Church-privileged-or-persecuted

http://www.kyivpost.com/content/russia-and-former-soviet-union/russian-orthodox-church-forgives-pussy-riot-311740.html

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AL BALA Aug. 19, 2012, 1:39 a.m.    

I have read each word stated by the 3 ladies and I am grateful to the people that devoted their time to translate and publish their remarks. Their logiicall and articulate statements show a new breed os Russian intelligenntzia and shows hope for Muscovites.

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AL BALA Aug. 19, 2012, 1:46 a.m.    

Gee ?

This means that the savage uncivilized pagan barbarians in the Kremlin are still trying to destroy Russian intelligentsia.

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AL BALA Aug. 19, 2012, 2:16 a.m.    

17 August 2012, 18:27
Pussy Riot woman continue smiling after verdict delivery

Moscow, August 17, Interfax - The Pussy Riot members sentenced to two years in prison took the verdict calmly, with smiles on their faces.

After the verdict was delivered, whereby the young women will spend two years at a medium-security prison, someone in the courtroom shouted, "Shame!"

As for the defendants, they took the decision calmly. They looked smiling at one another and around them.

http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=9739

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carl Aug. 19, 2012, 9:48 p.m.    

How come the west thinks it is okay to defile Christian house of worship. West would not cheer these women if they had defiled jewish or muslim house of worship. These self promoting whores should have been given the full penalty allowed by law.

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S F Aug. 20, 2012, 4:59 a.m.    

Your "Christian house of worship" has already been defiled by Rolex-wearing priests and their total support of a state mafia style of government which reduces the individual Russian to irrelevance.

The Russian Orthodox Church seems more concerned with political affiliations and foreign policy than I can imagine.

The most effective religion that I familiar with is conducted locally among communities and individuals. I must admit that I am completely unfamiliar with this State organized type of religion and their view of politics and criminal justice.

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AL BALA Aug. 22, 2012, 8:16 p.m.    

claimed that Christ the Savior Cathedral had become a tax haven for a variety of for-profit businesses.

In previous court filings, the watchdog group noted that only 7% of the Cathedral space was used for religious purposes, the other 93% being used for a dizzying array of businesses, including a scientific research center, an employment agency, an auto body shop, political consulting agency, and a seafood market.

http://nftu.net/watchdog-group-nominates-patr-kirill-for-nobel-prize-in-economics/

!!

http://www.kyivpost.com/content/russia-and-former-soviet-union/pussy-riot-like-justice-around-the-world-311814.html

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Jenn Smith Aug. 21, 2012, 1:15 p.m.    

Desecrating a building, the Moscow church, which stands as a memorial to the genocide of 62 million Russian Christians during Communism, Marxism, is tantamount to desecrating any building representing the survivors of genocide.

Committing violence against that Moscow church was the same as if they had committed violence at Auschwtiz or Dachau buildings as some people have been saying.

They, Pussy Rot, committed the Human Rights violation. They should be serving 10 years in prison for their inhumanity.

They attacked Christians in Russia, a people who have suffered the worst genocide in human history. There is no genocide that compares to Lenin's Marxist USSR murder of 60 million Russian and Ukrainian Christians.

Some education is warranted:

GULAG PART 6v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Z1peXoAsA

GULAG PART 7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjdn_CuGNjs

GULAG PART 8v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqfV0XCySZU

GULAG PART 9 1v
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d35s179KwEo

After you watch these GULAG videos, then come and tell me here, that the "victims" were the insensitive criminals who desecrated the place of the survivors of GENOCIDE.

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AL BALA Aug. 22, 2012, 8:03 p.m.    

30 percent of those who identified themselves as Orthodox Christians {in Russia} did not, in fact, believe in God. ...............

Especially as only 1 or 2 percent of Russians go to church ........

As it has been commonly said in the Russian media, “The MP {KGB Kirill} is the last completely unchanged arm of the Soviet Union still standing.”

http://nftu.net/pat-kirill-the-kremlin-is-separate-from-the-patriarchate/

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