Jailed rockers Pussy Riot release new protest song

Russian punk act Pussy Riot have released a new song. Photo / AP
Russian punk act Pussy Riot have released a new song. Photo / AP

Russian punk band Pussy Riot have released a new song criticising Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The song, Putin Lights The Fire Of The Revolution, is sung in Russian and contains the lyrics: "The country goes down the road with courage / The country says goodbye to the regime."

According to the Kommersant daily, a supporter gave CDs of the song to some of the crowd outside the court when three members of the band were sentenced to two years in jail for performing another protest song inside a cathedral in Moscow.

The band said in a statement: "The fight continues."

Listen to the new song here.

- DPA

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