Hillary Clinton, Russian Band Pussy Riot Pose Together in Viral Photo

Monday, 07 Apr 2014 05:48 PM

By Angela Deines

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton posed with members of Russian band Pussy Riot band on Friday and posted the picture to her Twitter account, prompting the photo to go viral.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Clinton’s tweet was retweeted nearly 10,000 times.

Clinton, also a former U.S. first lady and the one heavily favored to become the Democratic nominee for the 2016 presidential election, met the band members while attending the Women in the World Summit in New York.

In August 2012, Russian authorities imprisoned Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina for “hooliganism” after the pair performed a 40-second song in a Moscow cathedral denouncing Vladimir Putin and then posting the video online. Alyokhina is now an activist for prisoners' rights after being released in December, just before the start of the Winter Olympics in Sochi.

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were kicked out of Pussy Riot in February.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved