April 7th, 2014
09:44 AM ET
5 months ago

Hillary Clinton poses with Pussy Riot members

(CNN) – A photo of Hillary Clinton and members of the Russian pop band Pussy Riot has gone viral, with more than 9,000 retweets on Twitter and over 10,000 "favorites."

Clinton's Twitter account posted the photo, saying "Great to meet the strong & brave young women from #PussyRiot, who refuse to let their voices be silenced in #Russia."

The former secretary of state posted the photo Friday after meeting with band members while the annual Women in the World Summit in New York.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were imprisoned for nearly two years after being convicted of "hooliganism" and inciting religious hatred for performing a punk song slamming Putin in a Moscow cathedral and then posting a video of it online.

They were also briefly detained during the Sochi Winter Olympic Games earlier this year.

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  1. George Dixon

    2006
    Senator Clinton asserted marriage is “not just a bond, but a sacred bond between a man and a woman.” She added that she believed “the fundamental bedrock principle that [marriage] exists between a man and a woman going back into the mists of history as one of the founding foundational institutions of history and humanity and civilization, and that its primary, principle role during those millennia has been the raising and socializing of children for the society into which they are to become adults.”
    Clinton continued to oppose same-sex marriage as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2008, the same year Prop 8 passed. During that campaign she said, “I believe that DOMA served a very important purpose.”

    April 7, 2014 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  2. Bailey

    So, this is the same Pussy Riot that hates religion and desecrates churches? Talk about tolerance. Nice work, Clinton.
    We now know where you stand.

    April 7, 2014 11:24 am at 11:24 am |
  3. JJ

    Anything for publicity except for answering questions on Benghazi; right?

    April 7, 2014 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  4. tewrobert

    This is where you would expect slick willy.

    Dont be distracted Never Forget Benghazi

    April 7, 2014 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  5. smith

    @Silence-Your comparing these punks with Gandhi? Wow.

    April 7, 2014 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
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