Madonna & Pussy Riot

Madonna has expressed her support for the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot by donning a black ski mask and scrawling the group’s name on her back. The female band high-kicked and danced in Moscow’s main cathedral, singing ”Virgin Mary, drive Putin away!” The three now face years in jail in a case that has outraged human rights groups. Madonna voiced support for Pussy Riot at a Tuesday night concert in Moscow, saying she’d ”pray for them.” She then turned her bare back, which had ”Pussy Riot” written on it, to the audience and put on the mask. Pussy Riot band members make it a point to wear the masks, or balaclavas, which have become a symbol for the group.