A view of the penal colony where Maria Alyokhina, jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, is being held is seen in Nizhny Novgorod December 19, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on ... more 
A view of the penal colony where Maria Alyokhina, jailed member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, is being held is seen in Nizhny Novgorod December 19, 2013. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday two jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot would be freed under an amnesty but described their protest against him in a church as disgraceful. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, are serving a two-year jail sentence for performing a crude "punk prayer" against Putin and his ties to the Russian Orthodox church in Moscow's main cathedral. Picture taken December 19, 2013. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS CRIME LAW ENTERTAINMENT) less 
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