Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, members of the feminist Russian activist collective Pussy Riot were released from prison "early" just before Christmas. Their unjust imprisonment for public performances protesting the actions of the Russian government have gained much international attention especially via a widely screened documentary on their work. You can see pictures of them taken after their release here (courtesy Seattle Post Intelligencer) and I've posted the trailer for the must-see film below. (note: if in NZ the good folks at AroVideo just obtained a coupla rental copies.) You also can read an article from on their decision to work on drawing attention to the plight of those imprisoned in Russia.