On February 21, 2012, a Russian punk-rock band, Pussy Riot, performed a ‘punk prayer’ in Christ the Saviour church. In March, three of the musicians — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich — were arrested. The two former women were jailed, and the latter was given a suspended sentence. Amnesty International recognized the members of the band as ‘prisoners of conscience’. Pussy Riot attacks dictatorship, chauvinism, Putin, and the political environment in Russia, and defends freedom of art, freedom of expression, the individual, and gender equality. The case of the feminist punk band was covered in 86% of mass media outside Russia as an example of breached freedom of individual, speech, expression and art.