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Playing with Religion in Russia Dangerous - Putin Spokesman

Topic: Punk Group Pussy Riot Case

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Female Punk Group Pussy RiotVladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov
06:37 07/09/2012
MOSCOW, September 7 (RIA Novosti)
Tags: Pussy Riot, Christ the Savior Cathedral, Patriarch Kirill, Dmitry Peskov, Vladimir Putin, Russia

Playing with people’s religious feelings in Russia is dangerous, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov said while commenting on the case of female punk group Pussy Riot.

“Playing with nationalities, playing with religion in this country is the same as smoking at a filling station,” Peskov told the Dozhd TV channel on Thursday.

An edited clip of Pussy Riot’s protest posted online showed the group alternately high-kicking and crossing themselves near the entrance to the altar of the Christ the Savior Cathedral, accompanying the “Holy S**t” song urging the Virgin Mary to “drive Putin out.” The song contained words insulting to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and to believers.

Three band members were found guilty of hooliganism and jailed for two years each on August 17. This attracted both media attention and international criticism, which Moscow dismissed as "groundless" saying the band's act was not an issue of artistic performance but was "insulting to millions of Orthodox [Christian] believers."

“I most probably belong to the part of society that is genuinely indignant and believes such deeds should be punished very harshly,” Peskov said.

 

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  • PETEPETEPETE(no title)
    06:55, 07/09/2012
    But that still doesn't change the fact that a few (borrowed) thousands of dollars and a few empty, clichéd, dumb girls managed to make all this fuzz like the Empire wanted too.

    What is needed is less talk and more action...Russia and the rest of the Free World seriously need to up their game in the counter cultural/moral subversion and counter propaganda department.

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