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Pussy Riot target Russian oil industry in new music video

Four members of Pussy Riot dance on an oil pipeline in garish masks, compare Vladimir Putin to an “ayatollah in Iran” and attack his allies in Russia‘s rich energy sector, in a new music video released online.

In their first performance in almost a year, the feminist punk protest collective also accuse Putin of being homophobic after passage of what is widely seen as anti-gay legislation in Russia.

Like a Red Prison is one of Pussy Riot’s few performances since an anti-Putin protest in a Russian Orthodox church last year won global fame for the band members but led to three of them being jailed.

In the video, posted on YouTube, one of the women pours what appears to be oil over a large portrait of Igor Sechin, head of the state oil firm Rosneft and a close Putin ally. Another clutches a microphone while a third brandishes a guitar as they clamber on to the roof of a petrol station.

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