Maria Alekhina

De Blasio Welcomes Formerly Imprisoned Russian Punk Band Members To City HallMayor Bill de Blasio welcomed two members of the Russian protest punk band Pussy Riot to City Hall Friday.
Protesters Commemorate Anniversary Of Russian Punk Band's SentencingProtesters gathered outside the Russian consulate Saturday to demonstrate against the policies of that country’s government, on the one-year anniversary of the sentencing of three members of the punk rock band Pussy Riot.
New Yorkers Rally In Support Of Russian Punk Band Found Guilty For Stunt Against PutinAt least six people were arrested Friday at a Manhattan rally on the Upper East Side following the verdict and sentence.