Patton, lead singer of US rock group Faith No More, performs in a mask to support female punk-rock group Pussy Riot during his band’s concert in Moscow

Posted July 15th, 2012 at 5:43 am (UTC+0)
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Mike Patton, lead singer of US rock group Faith No More, performs in a mask to support female punk-rock group Pussy Riot during his band’s concert in Moscow July 2, 2012. According to local media more than a hundred Russian artists and musicians have signed a letter addressed to state authorities to free and stop court procedures against three jailed members of Pussy Riot feminist punk-rock group, accused of hooliganism after storming Moscow’s central cathedral with a song against Vladimir Putin in February. The women, who face up to 7 years in prison, will appear in court on Wednesday. Picture taken July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA – Tags: POLITICS ENTERTAINMENT)

James Brooke
James Brooke is the Russia/CIS bureau chief for Voice of America. A lifelong journalist, he covered West Africa, Brazil, the American Rocky Mountain States, Canada, and Japan/Korea for The New York Times. A resident of Moscow since 2006, he was first Bloomberg bureau chief for the region. In 2010, he joined VOA. In addition to writing Russia Watch, his weekly blog, he also does video, radio and web reports from Russia and the former USSR.

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  1. […] las jóvenes. Ya tienen el apoyo de Amnistía Internacional, y también de artistas mainstream como Faith No More, Franz Ferdinand, Red Hot Chili Peppers, y Sting, que en Moscú pidieron la […]

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James Brooke is VOA Moscow bureau chief, covering Russia and the former USSR. With The New York Times, he worked as a foreign correspondent in Africa, Latin America, Canada and Japan/Koreas. He studied Russian in college during the Brezhnev years, first visited Moscow as a reporter during the final months of Gorbachev, and then came back for reporting forays during the Yeltsin and early Putin years. In 2006, he moved to Moscow to report for Bloomberg. He joined VOA in Moscow in 2010. Follow Jim on Twitter @VOA_Moscow.

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