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Two Members Of Russian Protest Group Pussy Riot Had Gone Missing In Crimea
2 months ago

The official Twitter account for the Russian protest group Pussy Riot sent out a message early Tuesday morning saying two of their members, Olya Borisova and Sasha Sofeev, had disappeared in Crimea the previous day. Luckily the women were located hours later. They had been detained by Russia’s FSB (Federal Security Service) in Crimea. The police broke their phones and computers, making it difficult for anyone to get in touch with the women.

The group came to fame in 2012 after members staged a performance protest inside Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Three of the women, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, were arrested and convicted, each serving two years if prison. The group has become known worldwide for taking on Putin on issues of feminism and LGBTQ rights.

With the band members' extensive history of being jailed, detained, and beaten by police, it was good news to hear they are safe. 

Fans and supporters were happy to hear the women were safe: