Pussy Riot Takes to the Tweets: Two Members of Punk Band Flee Russia with Digital Trail

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Shout it out, Pussy Riot (Twitter)

Fearing the same prosecution as their band mates, the remaining 12 members of Russia’s Pussy Riot are running scared. Some of them literally.

Ever since three of the punk performance artists–Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich, and Maria Alyokhina– were sentenced to two years in a penal colony for singing a satirical hymn about Vladmir Putin in a Moscow cathedral, the rest of the 15-woman collective have been keeping a low profile as the Moscow police comb the streets in search.

But two of them made a break for it: Rumor has it a couple members escaped Russia in disguise, and are seeking asylum in a safer country. How do we know that? Well, how do we know anything these days? They wrote an update on Twitter.

From the group account’s Twitter yesterday (translated from Russian):

“In connection with the search, our two participants have successfully left the country! They are recruiting foreign feminists for new actions!”

The names of the escaped women have not been released, though it shouldn’t be hard for the ladies to find support: thousands of women marched in protest before and after the August 17th verdict, and there haven’t been this many celebrities lending their name to a cause since Live Aid.