The announcement came at a marathon presser, where Putin also confirmed a mass amnesty will extend to the Pussy Riot activists.
What characterizes Russian feminism? Should we fear Putin? DW talked to Maria Alyokhina, front woman of the feminist punk rock group Pussy Riot as they start their German tour.
In 2012, three members of punk group Pussy Riot were detained after an anti-Putin concert in a cathedral in Moscow. Five years later, Pussy Riot will finally perform their "feminist punk manifesto" in Germany.
Russia's media regulators are demanding Twitter and YouTube delete the accounts of "undesired" NGOs. If they don't, authorities say both sites will be blocked in the country. Will Moscow follow through on its threat?
Maria Alyokhina from the punk group Pussy Riot was prosecuted, imprisoned and later released thanks to a government amnesty. She talks to DW about her work as an artist in the West and her problems in Russia.
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