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Vladimir Putin calls for Pussy Riot punishment to be “not too severe”

August 3, 2012 – President Vladimir Putin of Russia, who was just re-elected to a third term, was in London for the Olympics and commented on the Pussy Riot trial saying, "I see nothing good in what they did. Nevertheless, they should not be judged too severely." Russian courts usually follow what is "suggested to them" by the government, so this is a good sign that the 3 women will not face the full 7 years of prison they face. Read more on here. (photo credit: Russian government/Wiki)

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