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Pussy Riot whipped by Cossack militia in Sochi durin...

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Cossack militia attacked the Pussy Riot punk group with horsewhips as the group tried to perform in Sochi under a sign advertising the Winter Olympics. Six group members - five women and one man - were pulling out a guitar and microphone when at least 10 Cossacks and other security officials moved in. The women were chanting in Russian: "Putin will teach you to love the Motherland" when the Cossacks started to brutally disperse them.

Pussy Riot, a performance-art collective involving a loose membership of feminists who edit their actions into music videos, has become an international flashpoint for those who contend that Russian President Vladimir Putin's government has exceeded its authority, particularly restricting human rights.

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