Pussy Riot Coming Home for Christmas

Actually, given that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were sent away for their act of hooliganism in a church, I’m not sure they celebrate Christmas at all–but they’ll nevertheless be home for the holidays.

Vladimir Putin has pardoned both women under an amnesty bill which will see the release of some 25,000 (!!!) people who have committed non-violent crimes.

Full coverage in The Hollywood Reporter.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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