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August 20th, 2012
07:53 PM ET

Husband of Pussy Riot member says fight for change will continue in Russia

Russia is warning Western countries tonight against "hysterics" over the band Pussy Riot's sentencing, as Russian police continue to search for two more members of the band.

Three members were already found guilty on Friday of "hooliganism" for staging an impromptu anti-Putin performance in a popular Moscow cathedral. They've been sentenced to jail for two years, drawing worldwide condemnation and criticism of Putin's strong-arm tactics.

Nadya Tolokonnikova, the most outspoken member of the band, reportedly yelled "We are happy because we brought the revolution closer!" as she was led away by police officers after sentencing.

Outfront tonight: her husband, Pyotr Verzilov. Erin spoke to him earlier and started by asking him if he was surprised by his wife's statement.


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  1. Joey at Purdue Univ

    It's like watching scenes of William Kunstler & the Chicago 8 Trials.

    August 20, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Reply

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