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Published On: Fri, Jul 12th, 2013

New video game allows players to ‘kill’ members of Pussy Riot

The members of the Russian fem-punk rock band, Pussy Riot, are not only spending time in a Russian prison (2 of them), for “extremist hooliganism” after staging an anti-Putin performance in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral in February 2012, they are now the “targets” of a new video game unveiled yesterday.

 

Photo/ Игорь Мухин at ru.wikipedia

Photo/ Игорь Мухин at ru.wikipedia

According to a Reuters report, a Russian Orthodox youth group is behind the development of the video game, who’s goal is to allow players a chance to “kill” members of the punk band.

“You have to kill them with a cross before they get into the church, That’s the point,” said Boris Yakemenko, who organized a Russian Orthodox youth festival in central Moscow where the video game was on display.

Neither spokepersons for Pussy Riot or the Russian Orthodox Church commented on the new game.

In addition to the arrests and imprisonment of some members of the all-girl band, late last month, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into a law a bill imposing jail terms and fines on those who offend religious believers.

This bill imposes fines and jail terms of up to three years for people who insult believers, with the harshest punishment reserved for offensive actions carried out in places of worship.

In 2012, a group of Estonian programmers launched an imitation of the hit Internet game, Angry Birds, called Angry Kremlins, which made fun of Russian authorities for their prosecution of members of Pussy Riot.

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