Shrines safeguarded from Pussy Riot Band

Russian Cossacks are to stand guard over Moscow’s Orthodox churches after a feminist punk band broke into a Cathedral and sang blasphemous songs at the altar.

­Earlier this month, four members of the all-girl band Pussy Riot rushed the church dressed in mini-dresses and wearing masks.  Without losing time, they sang a song entitled Holy S**t  before being escorted out by security.

The girls are notorious for their publicity stunts. They’ve performed a song on Red Square addressed to Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Now the Cossack say, “Let’s protect the holy shrines!”, promising to create vigilante groups to protect a number of churches in the Russian capital.

Russia’s Cossacks are known for their strong traditions and religious values, as well as their trademark team spirit. For centuries, the Cossacks helped Russia protect its borders and expand its territory.

Security guards will be on duty only during weekends, reportedly due to a shortage of people and uniforms.

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