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Elton John Defends Russian LGBT Community in Open Letter to Vladimir Putin

Elton John isn’t one to stay quiet. So after hearing about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent statements linking homosexuality to pedophilia, he decided he needed to address the foreign leader directly.

01/22/2014

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Elton John Plays Russia Despite Anti-Gay Laws

Sir Elton dedicated the show to Vladislav Tornovoi, a 23-year-old Russian man who was beaten to death in May for admitting to being gay.

12/09/2013

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Paul McCartney Attempts to Charm Putin into Releasing Greenpeace Prisoners

McCartney posted an open letter to his website today (Nov. 14) assuring Putin that the 28 activists from Greenpeace that were placed in jail last month after they staged a protest at a Russian oil-drilling platform in the Arctic Ocean are neither anti-Russia nor working on behalf of the western governments.

11/14/2013

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JACK’s Inside Track: Bloodhound Gang

Guess it’s still 1994 in Russia…

104.1 JACK-FM–08/07/2013

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Madonna in Russia: Speaks Out For Punk Band, Gets Sued

Madonna has never been one to bite her tongue, so after the Russian punk band Pussy Riot was convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” on Friday (August 17), she spoke out.

08/20/2012

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Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of ‘Hooliganism’, Sentenced To Two Years

The five-month case came to a head this morning, when a final verdict was made: guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” with all three women sentenced to two years in prison starting from their date of arrest in March.

08/17/2012

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A Primer On The Punks Supported By McCartney, Madonna & More

The band name “Pussy Riot” has been splashed all over the news (and the shirts of rock stars), but what exactly is the controversy all about?

08/16/2012

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