Moscow’s self-proclaimed “Feminist punk group” Pussy Riot terrorized the Red Square by blasting their protest song “Putin Pissed Himself” (alternatively, “Putin Is Chickenshit”) in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral, before being hauled away by the Russian version of the Secret Service. After scaling a protective fence, these festively ski-masked hellions set off flares, called to “abort the system!” and gallantly thrust out their fists and crotches. See the video. Sigh along.

Pussy Riot members were later charged with non-criminal public offenses and disobeying police orders, with a max sentence of 15 days. Alright, clearly, there’re no amps, but shh and listen to the prerecorded sweet growls at about 1:00 against “the culture of male hysteria,” “the medieval Leaderism devouring the brain,” and “the Orthodox religion of erections.”

Here’s the most poignantly comical bit of the whole protest, as they waved their purple flag of ♀/power fist:

 ”We started playing, and the patrol car immediately approached the (monument), two cops from the regular police unit (not Presidential Guard) got out of their beat up Zhiguli vehicle screaming in their radios “all units! all units! now! now!”, and they were trying to go over the fence to get us. However, they were too fat and their uniform was too clumsy and they simply could not climb over the damn fence. They then tried to unlock the gate but the hanging style lock was stuck in the cold weather. Next thing they do they try to warm it up with a cigarette lighter. Not working. We started playing a second round of the song by the time the Secret Service patrol Ford pulled in and we were apprehended.”