Two 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.

Pussy Riot
Three members of Pussy Riot were controversially sentenced to two years in prison on August 17. Credit: Reuters

The feminist group - which has five members - protested inside Moscow's main cathedral against President Vladimir Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church in February.

Three of the five women were arrested and sentenced to two years in prison. Moscow police recently said they were searching for the others.

Pussy Riot tweeted today that the two women had fled Russia and are "recruiting foreign feminists to prepare new protest actions".

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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.