Pussy Riot band say Russian trial is 'Stalinist'
8 August 2012 Last updated at 21:49 BST
The Russian punk band Pussy Riot have compared their trial for inciting religious hatred is similar to Stalin-era "political order for repression".
Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, played a song attacking Russian leader Vladimir Putin in front of the altar of Moscow's main cathedral on 21 February.
They said it was a reaction to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, publicly backing Mr Putin in elections.
Daniel Sandford reports.