08-17-2012, 06:31 AM #1Former Member
- Join Date
- Dec 2008
- Rochester, New York
A Landmark Decision on Freedom of Speech in Russia is Expected Today
The name of the band may offend some so I'm just going to put in the link and a snippet from the article.
Moscow (CNN) -- A Russian court is due to give a verdict Friday in the trial of three members of the female punk rock band , who face up to seven years in prison for performing a song critical of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The members were charged after screaming "Mother Mary please drive Putin away" during a concert inside Christ Savior Cathedral, one of Moscow's grandest houses of worship, in February.
Their action outraged many of Russia's faithful, but their trial on charges of hooliganism has prompted international concern about freedom of speech in Russia....
To me this is just another sign that Russia is returning to a dictatorship.