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Pussy Riot release new anti-Putin song

The women of the Russian feminist art-punk band Pussy Riot have released a new song whose title translates at "Putin Lights Up The Fires."

Pussy Riot release new anti-Putin song

The women of the Russian feminist art-punk band Pussy Riot have released a new song whose title translates at "Putin Lights Up The Fires."

It's unclear how the balaclava-wearing band managed to record the defiant song - whose lyrics include the lines "Seven years isn't enough, give us 18!" - since three band members have been in custody in Moscow since February and were sentenced to two years in prison on Friday for performing an anti-Putin song on the altar of a Russian church. It should be noted however, the Pussy Riot is a collective which iincludes more members than the three imprisoned women, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Yekaterina Samutsevic, who were sentenced last week. 

The new song, whose title is short for "Putin lights the fires of revolution,"  taunts the Russian President as "the sexist who botoxed his cheeks and pumped his chest and abs." It has been released via a video compiled by the British newspaper The Guardian. Watch it below, and check out more Pussy Riot music on Slacker.com's protest channel here. Read a Tolokonnikova letter from detention here.

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