Pussy Riot assaulted by Cossack militiamen

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Members of the punk group Pussy Riot, including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in the blue balaclava and Maria Alekhina in the pink balaclava, are attacked by Cossack militia in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. The group had gathered in a downtown Sochi restaurant, about 30km (21miles) from where the Winter Olympics are being held. They ran out of the restaurant wearing brightly colored clothes and ski masks and were set upon by about a dozen Cossacks, who are used by police authorities in Russia to patrol the streets

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One day after members of Pussy Riot were questioned in connection with suspected thefts at a Sochi hotel, the group was attacked outside of a restaurant where they were trying to perform. The men and women were whipped by Cossack militiamen and one was seen bleeding from the head.

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