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Pussy Riot Jail Term Rated ‘Fair’ by Most Russians, Poll Shows

Most Russians support sentencing three members of the Pussy Riot female punk band to two years in prison for a protest stunt against President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s largest cathedral, according to a poll.

Fifty-three percent of respondents said the punishment is “fair,” while 27 percent said it is “not fair,” the Moscow-based Public Opinion Foundation, or FOM, found in a survey it plans to publish on its website this week. The women were convicted Aug. 17 of hooliganism and inciting religious hatred.