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Madonna to introduce controversial Russian band ‘Pussy Riot’ in Brooklyn

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BROOKLYN (PIX11) – When controversial Russian punk band ‘Pussy Riot’ takes to the Barclays center stage next week, they’ll have some help from a music legend.

Madonna is going to be on hand to introduce the band at Amnesty International’s benefit concert on Wednesday.

In a statement, the material girl said she’s honored to introduce her fellow freedom fighters.

Members of the band had been imprisoned in Russia for criticizing President Vladimir Putin.