Josh Stillman
September 07, 2012 AT 07:01 PM EDT

By now you know the story, or have at least read the headlines: three members of Russia’s feminist punk group Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred.”  In layman terms, that means they protested Putin’s administration with the recitation of a “punk prayer.”  The convicted members are awaiting a decision on their appeal, but in the meantime the rest of the band shot a video that denounces Putin and thanks the musicians – including Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers – that have spoken out on their behalf.  The masked musicians also shout cries for freedom and burn Putin in effigy – suffice it to say they’re not extending an olive branch.

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