Maria Alyokhina will be in conversation with Conor O’Clery at the Mountains to Sea festival in Dún Laoghaire. Photograph: Simone Padovani/Awakening/Getty Images

It’s seven years since Pussy Riot became internationally famous, performing inside a Moscow cathedral during a direct action that ended with a trial a(...)

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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(...)

Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, speaks to the media yesterday after her release from a penal colony in Nizhny Novgorod. Photographs: Reuters

Two members of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot freed from prison yesterday derided President Vladimir Putin’s amnesty that led to their early rel(...)

Maria Alyokhina, member of Russian punk band Pussy Riot, speaks to the media at a train station in Nizhny Novgorod today. Alyokhina walked free from jail under an amnesty allowing her early release from a two-year sentence for a protest in a church against President Vladimir Putin. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

Maria Alyokhina, a member of Russian punk protest band Pussy Riot, dismissed a prison amnesty that led to her early release today as a ‘PR stunt’ and (...)

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(...)