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Pussy Riot members flee Russia

Two women from the punk band Pussy Riot - who were being sought by Russian police - have fled the country, the band said.

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US Embassy: Pussy Riot sentences 'disproportionate to their actions'

The United States Embassy in Russia criticised the two-year sentences handed down by a Russian court to three women whod staged an anti-Kremlin protest in Moscow's main cathedral, saying the punishment seemed "disproportionate".

"Today's sentence in the Pussy Riot case looks disproportionate to the actions," the U.S. Embassy in Russia wrote on its Twitter microblog in Russian.

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