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Russia’s Pussy Riot Wins ‘LennonOno Peace Grant’

Russia’s Pussy Riot Wins ‘LennonOno Peace Grant’

Russia’s Pussy Riot Wins ‘LennonOno Peace Grant’
July 26
10:58 2022

The artist and philanthropist Yoko Ono has awarded the imprisoned Russian musicians from Pussy Riot the “LennonOno Grant For Peace” in New York City.

The three were convicted in August of hooliganism motivated by religious hatred and sentenced to two years in a labor camp for performing a song that mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin inside Moscow’s main cathedral.

Ono, a peace activist and the wife of the late Beatles member John Lennon, said the band’s actions had made all women proud.

“I thank Pussy Riot for standing firmly in their belief of freedom of expression and making all women of the world proud to be women and I agree,” Ono said.

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Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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