Freed Pussy Riot Members Call Putin’s Amnesty A ‘PR stunt’

Well of course it was! Putin is scrubbing up his politics in order to look a little better to the world in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Russia. After the party is over, it will be back to business as usual in Russia.

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The band sentenced to two years in prison for hooliganism in 2012 was released early under a new Russian amnesty law. The move has widely been interpreted as a charm campaign as the country prepares to host the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

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