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Who knew – Russian President Vladimir Putin is Afraid of Pussy

Riot, that is. Get your minds out of the gutter, the weekend’s barely started!

Today the Huffington Post published an article where Putin was quoted as saying that the female members of Russian punk bank Pussy Riot deserved harsh jail sentences because they “violated the moral foundations of Russia.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/vladimir-putin-pussy-riot_n_2019103.html

English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. With President-E...

English: THE KREMLIN, MOSCOW. With President-Elect Dmitry Medvedev at the Meeting with State Duma Leadership and Faction leaders. Русский: МОСКВА, КРЕМЛЬ. С избранным Президентом России Дмитрием Медведевым – на встрече с руководством Государственной Думы и лидерами фракций. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A couple months ago, three female band members were arrested because the lyrics of one of their songs were highly critical of President Putin.  One of the members was released on a suspended sentence; the remaining two will be serving two year terms.

Some think that this will hurt Russia’s efforts to expand its global influence, with critics saying there have been increased efforts to silence dissent in the nation.

Some people I’ve spoken to about this think that Putin is making himself look bad. By incarcerating three young women for some song lyrics, it’s made him look paranoid. Others have wondered if this would have happened if the band members were men. Maybe, maybe not……

Even worse, imprisoning singers who express their political views, whether they’re men or women, goes against the democratic ideal of freedom of expression. If you can’t openly express your views without the fear of being imprisoned, you are not truly free. Unfortunately, it seems like this harsh move on Putin’s part will have many people concerned about the values Russia will promote as it tries to extend its influence around the world.

To get a better idea of what he thinks, take a look at the link below.

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