girls were wanted by police on February 26 a few days after their performances in the temple.Initially, the police managed to arrest Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhine.Three weeks later, he ended up in jail, and the third member of the group - Ekaterina Samutsevich.In early summer, the girls were charged with hooliganism motivated by religious hatred, effected a group of persons by prior agreement.In doing so, participants 'Pussy Rayot' claim that the musical composition they performed in the temple, ostropoliticheskaya and in no way not to offend the Orthodox.

After repeated extension of the arrest and lengthy pre-trial hearings, August 17, 2012 Judge Marina Syrova finally issued a "Pussy Rayot" sentence.Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Ekaterina Samu
tsevich and Marina Alekhine will spend two years in a penal colony.In view of the time which they had already served in jail, the girls have to be released March 4, 2014.

After the sentence Pussy Riot protection in the face of Nicholas Polozova, Mark Feigin and Violetta Volkova appealed to the Khamovniki court, where the process took place.According to the lawyers of girls, if the sentence will not be canceled, then followed a complaint to the Supreme and Constitutional Courts, and the Strasbourg Court of Human Rights.Consideration of the application is planned for late September - early October 2012.Volkova, Polozov Feigin and hopes that after participating in the proceedings of the scandalous punk band will be immediately released.

Supporters of Pussy Riot continue to hope that the President of the Russian Federation personally gracious to girls and allow them to return to their families and children.However, when the lawyer Violetta Volkova discussed with participating groups this theoretical situation, Hope, Catherine and Mary flatly refused to get out of prison early.If "Pussy Rayot" does not remove all the charges, they plan to serve their sentences in full.