"Pussy Riot marks the outer edge of Russian culture. And in this sense, today, they are the biggest, most important artists in the country."
Amnesty International calls on United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Pussy Riot trial and action on Syria.
It appears that President Putin and his buddies not only detest punk music and the vital services provided by NGOs, but the very act of dissent itself.
Foreign artists like Sting, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Franz Ferdinand and others have been using their concerts in Russia to rally for Pussy Riot's release.