Viral Video of the Day: Pussy Riot's New Song and Video "Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland" Features Their Whipping and Why Russia Should Be Free From Putin

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Warning: Both this video and the one linked below are very graphic.

A video released Wednesday showed members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot being beaten by Cossack militia in Sochi as they tried to film a music video at the port of the city that is hosting the Winter Olympics. Parts of that video has been used to release this new song.

Breaking News of the Day: Pussy Riot Gets 2 Years In Jail

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Breaking News of the Day: Pussy Riot Gets 2 Years In Jail
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Meanwhile in Russia: Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot each have been sentenced to two years in jail for an obscenity-laced performance at Moscow's Christ The Savior cathedral in February in which they were so bold as to criticize Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The women -- Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 23; Maria Alekhina, 24; and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29 -- are made of tough stuff. As the verdict came down, and a shout of "Shame!" was heard in the courtroom, they just laughed.

Judge Marina Syrova convicted the women of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, saying they had "crudely undermined social order." She cited three specific elements for finding the trio guilty:

  1. The choice and timing of venue.
  2. Their continued performance and resistance to be taken outside by security and cathedral parishioners.
  3. The defendants' conduct and their accomplices afterwards.

Here's the shocking performance that started it all.

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Putin Is For Lovers of the Day

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Putin Is For Lovers of the Day: With the Russian presidential election less than a week away, and with Prime Minister Vladimir Putin practically assured a third term, the former head of the FSB is free to have a little fun with his campaign ads.

And by "have a little fun," I mean produce a creepy campaign ad suggesting he's the perfect candidate for lovelorn virgins.

Putin: Safe as

Controversial Movie Trailer of the Day

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Controversial Movie Trailer of the Day: A viral promo for highly controversial film claims to show scenes from the arrest and trail of former Russian president and current prime minister Vladimir Putin.

The images, as the Daily Telegraph notes, are lifted from real-life footage of oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky's 2010 tax evasion