Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova arrives at court
Some pretty crazy scenarios seem to have taken place over night with Mr Putin giving out some pretty backflipped answers to the media while visiting the London Olympics this week.
“There is nothing good in what they did,” news agencies quoted Mr Putin as saying in reference to the three Pussy Riot members
“Nevertheless, I do not think that they should be judged too severely for this.”
He also said he hoped the Pussy Riot members “will draw their own conclusions” and learn from their mistakes.
“It is the court that issues the final ruling,” he said.
There has been a massive onslaught of international exposure of this grass-roots campaign due to the support of actors and musicians like Peter Gabrielle, Stephen Fry, Sting, Patti Smith, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Anti Flag, Amnesty International and the community at large. It seems like the power of the people does hold strength somewhere out there in the world, but still, we’ll just have to wait and see.