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Pussy Riot Releases New Song

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Pussy Riot have released a new song “Putin Lights Up The Fires.” Find out more after the jump.The song is the provocative art group’s first new musical statement since “Virgin Mary, Please Drive Putin Away,” which led to three of its members– Maria Alekhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samucevich–being found guilty of hooliganism and sentenced to two years in jail. The Guardian has edited the song to a montage of the group and their supporters.

In addition to “Putin Lights Up The Fires,” Nadia’s sixth letter from detention the night the women’s verdict was read has been posted online. You can read it HERE, while photos and video from last week’s Free Pussy Riot Public Reading HERE and HERE.

Read the lyrics to “Putin Lights Up The Fires,” below and watch the video HERE.

PUSSY RIOT “Putin Lights Up the Fires” lyrics:
(translation credit: @Russian_Market)

This state may be stronger than time in jail.

The more arrests, the happier it is.
Every arrest is carried out with love for the sexist

Who botoxed his cheeks and pumped his chest and abs.

But you can’t nail us in the coffin.
Throw off the yoke of former KGB!

Putin is lighting the fires of revolution
He’s bored and scared of sharing silence with the people
With every execution: the stench of rotten ash
With every long sentence: a wet dream

The country is going, the country is going into the streets boldly
The country is going, the country is going to bid farewell to the regime
The country is going, the country is going, like a feminist wedge
And Putin is going, Putin is going to say goodbye like a sheep

Arrest the whole city for May 6th
Seven years isn’t enough, give us 18!
Forbid us to scream, walk and curse!
Go and marry Father Lukashenko

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