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Members of the punk group Pussy Riot, including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in the aqua balaclava, center, and Maria Alekhina in the red balaclava, left, perform next to the Olympic rings in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Pussy Riot presents Sochi punk video

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A protestor at left of the Pussy Riot punk group - who have feuded with Vladmir Putin's government for years - disrupts their press conference while holding a chicken as Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, second from right, and Maria Alekhina, third from right, look on, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
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Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, center, and Maria Alekhina, left, arrive for a press conference while followed by a person in a chicken costume protesting the punk group - who have feuded with Vladmir Putin's government for years - Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

– Russian punk band Pussy Riot is ending its stay in the Olympic city of Sochi by posting a video criticizing the Winter Games and President Vladimir Putin.

The band has been filming in Sochi since Sunday and has had violent run-ins with authorities. On Wednesday, Cossack militia attacked the group with horsewhips as they tried to perform under an Olympic sign.

Pussy Riot on Thursday presented a video called "Putin will teach you how to love the motherland". The video posted on YouTube features a song and footage of the band's protests. Members told a news conference their treatment in Sochi is symptomatic of stifling dissent in Russia.

Two band members spent nearly two years in prison on charges of hooliganism for their protest in Moscow's main cathedral in 2012.

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