Russian punk stars join Twitter in English

Pussy Riot stars Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina have created a new account on so they can correspond with their English-speaking fans. The Russian rockers, who spent 18 months behind bars after they were arrested for staging a protest gig in a Moscow church, were freed from jail in December (13) and have been celebrating their freedom by tweeting in their native language.
But now Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina are catering to their other fans around the world by creating an account in which they will only write in English.
Their first post reads: “Russia is not China or Iran YET, so since we can still use Twitter, we will give a shot at running it in English, so hi to everyone here!”
Other posts on the popular microblogging site have condemned Russian president Vladimir Putin, who was the target of the rocker’s Moscow protest, and the financial moguls on America’s Wall Street, but they also showed their sense of humour by posting a photo of themselves attending the recent Vanity Fair party following the 2014 White House Correspondents’ Dinner, along with a caption that reads: “We have only one set of clothes and we wear it (sic) everywhere – even if we’re at Vanity Fair party.”
The two punk stars plan to use to raise awareness about women’s rights issues around the world and promote their new Pussy Riot website.