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Pussy Riot Lingerie Spot Advertises Bras... And Balaclavas? (VIDEO)

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Hooligans in thigh-highs! A year after Russian band Pussy Riot was charged with "hooliganism" after performing their controversial "Punk Prayer" -- which called to "Chase Putin Away" -- in a Moscow church, Berlin-based lingerie brand Blush has brought their cause back in the spotlight.

In 2012, band members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina were sentenced to two years in one of Russia's most severe penal colonies, and American musicians like Madonna and Yoko Ono, among others, have advocated for their freedom.

Blush's ad depicts a woman walking the streets of Moscow in no more than lingerie and a balaclava, set in time to chanting by Peaches. The highly sexualized spot certainly showcases its model's barely-clad body... but it seems to devote less time to her "Free Pussy Riot" sign.

Watch the full ad below. Do you think Blush is exploiting Pussy Riot, or helping to advance their cause?

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