Pussy Riot Join Twitter, Shout Out Senators at 'Capital Hell'

Nadya and Masha also raise a pitchfork for jailed Occupy protester Cecily McMillan

Pussy Riot Twitter Magnitsky List Cecily McMillan
Senator Richard Blumenthal with Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alyokhina Photo by Getty Images
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Pussy Riot are now on Twitter, in English. The Russian punk protest posse's de facto representatives, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, have long had their own Russian-language social media accounts, but as their clout as voices in international politics continues to grow, at a time where their home country can't seem to stay out of the news, the move should give them access to an even broader audience than that garnered by their recent public appearances.

Last month, of course, Nadya and Masha visited the Today show, and before that they threw their support to Wisconsin, "visited" the Sochi Olympics, participated in a star-studded tribute show featuring Madonna, and held their own against Stephen Colbert. Of late, and on Twitter, Pussy Riot have been focused on the plight of Cecily McMillan, the Occupy Wall Street protester facing prison time for allegedly assaulting a police officer.


They also visited Capitol Hill on Tuesday to urge the congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe to add more names to the so-called Magnitsky list, which bans Russian officials accused of torture from U.S. entry and from utilizing the American banking system. Nadya and Masha are pictured above in Washington, D.C., listening as Democratic Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal speaks on the issue. Follow Pussy Riot on twitter for topical bon mots like this:


Also, pictures with Spike Jonze and Shepard Fairey.

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