Pussy Riot member  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, surrounded by photographers, stands in front of a police line on Monday outside the Moscow court that jailed seven opposition activists for periods of up to four years. Tolokonnikova was taken into custody. Photograph: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP

A court in Moscow jailed has seven opposition activists  for their involvement in a 2012 protest that ended in violent clashes with law enforc(...)

A file photo of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (R) and Maria Alyokhina (L) of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Photograph: EPA/Joerg Carstensen.

Two members of the protest group Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, say they were detained by police while they were walk(...)

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina (left) talk to the media at Vnukovo airport in Moscow. The two members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot were freed from prison. Photograph: Tatyana Makeyeva/Reuters

One of two freed members of punk protest band Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, said today that their release was an effort to improve Russia’s imag(...)

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina of Pussy Riot, who will be released from jail as early as today, after a wide-ranging amnesty law was passed by Russia’s parliament yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Maxim Shipenkov

The Greenpeace Arctic 30 could be home for Christmas, and the two jailed members of punk group Pussy Riot will be released from jail as early as today(...)

A group of people protest in support of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk rock protest group, during the meeting between Russian president Vladimir Putin and Italian president Giorgio Napolitano near Quirinale palace in Rome. Photograph: Guido Montani/EPA

Russia’s supreme court has ordered a review of the case against two jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band, saying that a lower court did not full(...)

A Russian court is to consider the custody of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (right) . Photograph: Natalia Kolesnikova/AFP/Getty Images

A Russian court is to consider whether one of the jailed Pussy Riot band members is eligible for early release. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, w(...)