Pussy Riot Burns Putin Photo in Video for MTV
Video thanks Madonna, Green Day, and other supporters
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2012 2:53 PM CDT

(Newser) – Pussy Riot has released a punchy new video in which three members, dressed in the band's trademark colorful masks, repel down a massive wall adorned with a Pussy Riot banner and then set fire to a portrait of Vladimir Putin. Hanging alongside Putin's image is one of Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko, the Moscow Times reports. "These men thinks it's illegal to call yourself a feminist, and to sing punk music!" one band member exclaims.

The 75-second video, which is in English, was produced after MTV asked the group to respond to their music industry supporters ahead of last night's Video Music Awards. The group does that, thanking Madonna, Bjork, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Green Day. Stars were then asked to respond on the red carpet. "Always speak your mind … no matter the cost," Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong said, musing that Pussy Riot reminded him of "old bands that we played with back in 1990, 1991."
 

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