One of the highlights of action in defense of Pussy Riot was an open letter to 103 of culture in June 2012. These famous Russians have signed a letter demanding the release of the girls.Of these, not all supported the action directly in the temple and the activities of the participants, but noted that it is a criminal offense can not be considered.Among the signatories - Part Hamatova, O. Basilashvili, Mironov, F. Bondarchuk, Yuri Shevchuk, A. Ryazanov, etc.
Supporters group also collected signatures on the Internet an open letter to Patriarch Kirill, which asked him to show Christian charity and to request the closure of the criminal case before the court.
Actions in support of the group were held in Russi
a and abroad.It was and pickets, and share with the participation of several people.Abroad, for example in Prague and Berlin, the shares were held in front of the Russian embassy.
In an interview at his speeches foreign artists and musicians expressed their support for the punk band.It is the singer Madonna, Bjork, Patti Smith, Peaches, singers Sting, Paul McCartney, the band Faith No More, writer Stephen Fry, etc.
Among the supporters there and foreign policy.So, in August 2012 over a hundred deputies of the German parliament in an open letter to protest against the detention of girls in prison, saying that it is a restriction of freedom of speech and human rights abuses.He called for the release of Pussy Riot and Czech Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg and EU representative in Russia Fernando Valensula.
Rallies in support of women took place and during the court hearings on the case.At the same time no arrests can not do.So, on the day of sentencing Aug. 17 events were held in different countries.And in Moscow, unknown wearing balaclavas on Monuments Alexander Pushkin and Natalia Goncharova and sculpture guerrillas at the metro station "Belorusskaya".At the courthouse Pussy Riot supporters included the songs of the group and were in support.