PUSSY RIOT TO BE FREED!!

We’ve just spoken to Pyotr Verzilov, husband of imprisoned member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who is confirming the rumors about both members, Nadya and Maria Alyokhina, being freed under the amnesty bill being submitted by the Kremlin to parliament to mark the Russian constitution’s 20th anniversary on Thursday. Nadya’s father Andrei has also been able to confirm this from “reliable sources.”

“It’s from the Kremlin and official already, they will be freed,” Pyotr told us today. Though he added, “We do not know yet when this will happen, because it is unclear when the bill will be voted by the Duma and how fast it will be applied to prisons – could be from 2 weeks to 2 months until they are freed.”

So here’s to hoping for a speedy process so two young mothers can very soon be with their young children…and we can all have a big celebration, this whole, amazing international community that’s been so resolute and constant in working for this day.

37 Responses to “PUSSY RIOT TO BE FREED!!”

  1. Nico Wagenaar -

    Let us hope that this is true!!!

    • - -

      Lets hope its not.

      • Sam -

        Who are you saying you hope the news is not true.? I’d like to see you in their position.

      • J. M. Smig -

        Anonymous coward.

        • Jen -

          Agreed!

          • j9 -

            Really, why are 2 women in jail for no reason? And they have children. Disgusting and inhuman. Almost as bad as the U.S. where we imprison more than any other country, usually over lesser drug charges, and now we have privatized prisons. So whoever thinks they deserve this, I can’t understand why. We are living in a police state, for speaking out going to jail is this like the dark ages or something?

    • Erik Talvila -

      A good first step. Now all Russia needs to do is stop gay bashing and allow a free press.

  2. Rolf Rykken -

    Can we get Putin to send the amnesty bill over to Ukraine to get Yulia Tymoshenko freed? Please! (oh and glad the PR girls may be released.)

    • Gram Slaton -

      What a brilliant idea. The Ukraine needs her desperately these days.

  3. Dmytro -

    Ukraine will help!

  4. Derek Lewis -

    Now if only the Kremlin would change their policies based on religious intolerance and cease the unlawful persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Russia.

    • Jerry Jehova -

      Derek Lewis-

      Anyone who is gullible enough to believe in and submit to ANY organized religion SHOULD be put in jail or a mental ward. I mean really? In today’s age with all of the technology and discoveries people still believe in fake books? Wait a minute.. People magazine has many heart warming stories, great advice. Well shit howdy I found another stupid religion. We will be known as the Peoples Witnesses and thou shalt read every back issue of the magazine before we accept you! Ooh and give us money. Feeble minded sheep….

      • jesse -

        you’re about as tolerant as the russian government.

        • canadianpie -

          wow…your right to oppose religion does not mean you have the right to belittle someone else’s faith.
          Jerry…I noticed you left out the Kremlins persecution of gays and lesbians.

          • metalheadredd -

            Actually, the fact that we have a right to oppose religion also means we have the right to point out exactly what it is. Christians burned people at the stake for not believing in a god and now they get all upset cause we say how ridiculous it is. A religious intolerant world would be great and our technology would have been much more advanced without religion. Only stupid, illogical people still believe in any type of god.

          • Archibald Babbage -

            No, the freedom of speech is what gives us the right to mock anybody deluded enough to think their lives are controlled by a petulant and uneven spiritual arbiter and pathetic enough to make continued appeals to this fiction to intervene on their behalf.

            Faith is little more than an unreasoned thought undefended through fiat protections adopted by a society that is, as you are, collectively still afraid of shadows. Anybody who claims to have faith is one part liar, one part fool and one part maniac. They are not to be trusted, as they are not willing to accept control of their own actions. This is schizophrenia, and a right minded society does not coddle the infirm or pretend they aren’t sick.

            “People of faith” should be put through ECT until the voices go away. This is how we can help. Be rid of them and the economy will improve, society will become more stable and political discourse more logical. These are America’s problems, and they’re caused by your tolerance of clinical insanity as a “choice of faith.”

      • Mary -

        Soooo a very large portion of the world should be punished for their beliefs? Okay. Have fun paying for all of us to be imprisoned.

      • PaftDunk -

        So edgy.

      • nejg -

        Most people presumed that rhetoric died with Stalin but hey the world is a big place!

      • Gary DuTeau -

        For those who want to liberate themselves from ‘mystic religion’, please visit and join “Citizens against Intellectual Poverty” on FB…lots of good stuff and fun too…

    • NotSoAnonymous -

      Jehovah’s Witnesses is a cult. Than again, I’m an atheist. To me all religions are cults.

      Glad Nadya is being released. She’s the only one I knew was still being held – somewhere in Mongolia last I read. Mongolia, damn.

      • tomasz. -

        amusing how New Atheism has been one of the biggest growth markets in cults these last few years.

  5. Charlie Stanley -

    Well said!!

  6. Kelle Grace Gaddis -

    These women are artists. They should never have been put in prison. Their incarceration makes the government and church look week. Strength is being able to tolerate difference. Strength is being strong enough to set them free!!!

    • ThatguyinCA -

      Yeah, aritists who grossly misjudged the support they would get in their homeland. They were from a younger generation who don’t remember when religion was outlawed. The Russian National Cathedral is a sense of pride for a LARGE segment of the population. It was rebuilt by the people (not the government or the church) and was gifted to the church. The problem is, not enough people outside of Russia know enough about Russia to understand why so many people there were pissed off. A minority (a small one) supported them. When the protests were deemed to small, the Pussy Riot marketing/spin machine said it was because people were scared to protest. Well, it wasn’t. It was because they felt these girls were only doing a publicity stunt. They could have protested anywhere. The majority of Russians might agree with a lot of what PR stands for but a majority couldn’t get behind that stunt. PR fought the fight they thought needed fighting (and certainly needs to be). However, in doing it the way they did,, they turned off A LOT of the people they were trying to rally. A definite misfire. And they paid for it. Had they done this just about anywhere but the altar of the national cathedral, they would have had a lot more support from the Russian people. And it’s the support of the people that would have gotten them the slap on the wrist rather than a stint in jail. Personally , I couldn’t care if they shit in the church. But what I care about doesn’t matter. It’s what the Russian people care about. Here endeth the lesson.

      • Cadence -

        Thanks for bring a good point to attention.

  7. dianegsocialist -

    Kelle — well said.

  8. Grammar penis -

    Your post says otherwise.

  9. Dr. rer. nat. Harald Wenk -

    strange enough, nadeshda is facing death in her hospital!!??! As Nieztsche had put it, due to very weak powrse of seen light, “things have to be overwhelmed a hundred times in order to evoke any psychological effect”. This is the right perspective on the “incriminated” action, which has operated only on a “symbolic level”, derived from sense perception.

    so, from rests of logic in political power, the amnesty should apply.

    Very few people seem to know about “real esoterics”, so that almost only errors are there, regarding advanced techniquesandasdvsnced stages ofthre brain/bod/soul- and even almost any other state of them.

    nadeshda was more healthy at the start of her prisonment. that is a direct practical criticism of medicin.

    • Tribesnake -

      Woah dude, that’s like, amazingggggggg! proofread your pile of garbage or no one knows wtf ur sayeing abput urmind/body/soulconfusingnessweaklightsUFOtrancestate,

      Please! Seriously, proofread! When someones typing deteriorates into that kind of crap it drives me nuts. A few errors is understandable, but man really…come on. I understand if English isn’t your first language either, seemed like you were trying for a while there though, that’s commendable at least but it really fell apart at the end. Sloppy. I’m dissapointed in you Billy.

  10. Mary -

    Can’t we just be nice?

    • Simon -

      That would be nice ^^

  11. 3jay -

    Russia has taken five steps back to Take one step forward. How long. Will it Take mankind to reach full reality for our existance. Fath is just a compensery defence for people who cant’ tor won’t deal With reality, claiming to be more true than others without basic facts. That is precisely why we are the most brutal spieces on this planet, Killing and punishing for entertainment. Loathing in resource greed for a few. If one loves this life on this Little planet then there’ s not much Time for persistant primitive behavior.
    We have to advance, care for one another, reguardless of beliefs if we are to survive. It’s not really rocket science, i reccomend watching documentaries on the subject of us and our planet.

  12. Gary DuTeau -

    Remember that we, here in the U.S. incarcerate WAY, WAY more innocents than even Stalin did. We are the home of ‘Prison Planet’ and the world’s leading state sponsor of terror…

    • nejg -

      At least we have the freedom to even think about what you wrote. These women come from a country that has only had freedom of thought for only 22 years. They expressed said right in its most intense form in an extremely reactionary environment, a statement presumably made to inspire more Russians to stand up for their rights that we in established democracies have become so apathetic to. To put western political and social contexts onto post-communist countries is one of the major reasons why their democratic transition is fledgling. The US is very much a free nation in comparison. If you’re so discontent about how your democracy is fairing then I suggest you do as required in a democracy and do something. Complaining on the internet hasn’t done much, for anyone.

  13. Cadence -

    It’s about time. People should never be imprisoned for their views!
    All people needs to be treated fairly.

  14. david jennings -

    :o )