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Freed Pussy Riot Members Have Been Reunited In Siberia

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have been reunited after both were released from jail.

Posted on December 24, 2013, at 6:36 a.m. ET

After nearly two years in jail, freed Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova were reunited Christmas Eve morning.

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Alyokhina flew to the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk early Tuesday to meet Tolokonnikova.

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Outside Yemelyanovo Airport, Alyokhina still wore her green prison jacket and walked hand in hand with Tolokonnikova.

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They reiterated what the said upon their release on Monday, saying they intended to work to help prisoners, and that they'll discuss setting up a human rights organization.

Ilya Naymushin / Reuters

The third member of Pussy Riot, Yekaterina Samutsevich, was released in October 2012 on suspended sentence after the band was found guilty of hooliganism.

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