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April 9 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg Television’s “Lunch Money” Host Matt Miller looks at the history of Pussy Riot. (Source: Bloomberg)

This is "lunch money" on bloomberg television, streaming live on bloomberg.com, your tablet, and smart phone.

I'm matt miller in for adam johnson.

Today, the punk band that put a baklava phase two russian oppression, pussy riot gained international attention two years ago when they were in prison for hooliganism.

They were arrested for filming a music video in a church.

Here is the history of pussy riot in 50 seconds.

February 12, 2012, five of the seven-member band perform an anti-putin song at the cathedral of christ the savior.

In march, three of the women are arrested for "hooliganism" and "religious hatred" and sentenced to prison.

One was released, but the other two were held.

On december 21, they were released on amnesty.

In february, during the limit games, several members were seen singing in front of the olympic rings.

They were arrested on a charge of theft, but released several hours later.

Shortly after, several members are whipped by caustics during a downtown sochi -- at a downtown sochi restaurant during a street performance.

Addressing the lack of religious freedom in their home country of russia -- it is difficult to imagine how in the 21st century anyone can be judged by 20th-century laws.

And also in court, we heard questions like, do you believe in god, or whether god is as real as the moscow subway.

I believe that theological discussions should not be happening in court.

These discussions -- the fact that these discussions did happen only shows the absurdity of food and -- putin's order, and it was not a true court, but just another propaganda machine.

The propaganda machine put them away for 21 months.

Here is what their experience was like in the russian prison system.

We don't have an ability to protest in female camps.

In the men's camps, they can notify the administration of any violations.

In the female camp, the women are completely subjugated.

They must work 16 hours a day.

They refused meals.

They are denied personal hygiene.

They can be put outside and be kept outside 10, 12 hours, sometimes even days.

And in the isolation cameras, it's very cold.

-- the isolation camps, it's very cold.

And women get sick because they have to spend so much time there.

And many of them already have serious diseases, such as aids, and they are not receiving harper treatment.

I wrote about this.

-- proper treatment.

I wrote about this.

And i felt a lot of pressure on the administration.

They did not like this truth to be told.

They tried to suppress any kind of truth from coming out.

And this truth does not leave the walls, because as soon as anyone tries to do this, he or she is labeled as an enemy and all of the other prisoners are turned against them.

One thing everyone wants to know is the story behind their interesting band name.

We wanted to kind of feel more freed from maybe some of the limitations that words can put on our shame.

Not just on -- on us, but on government officials now pronouncing this -- these words with great pleasure.

So you knew.

Seriously, yes.

Right guilt is a very strong influence on us.

It is just a pair -- paraphrasing of this movement.

We wanted to do something like that in russia, and at some point we realized that something like that is very unlikely.

So we decided to create it with our own hands, and we did it.

You can watch the full interview with pussy riot members on charlie rose tonight at 8:00 p.m. and :00 p.m.

This text has been automatically generated. It may not be 100% accurate.

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