Russia Church vs Protesters

April 29, 2012 - 12:06 PM
Members of an Orthodox militant group stand in line in front of the Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral to prevent access of opposition activists to the Cathedral in Moscow, Sunday, April 29, 2012. Opposition activists planned to pray to Holy Mother to deliver Russia from Vladimir Putin. They planned to repeat the "punk prayer" by five members of the feminist band Pussy Riot briefly who seized the pulpit of Moscow's Christ the Savior Cathedral in February and chanted "Mother Mary, drive Putin away." Three band members have been arrested and now face up to seven years in jail on charges of hooliganism. (AP Photo/Sergey Ponomarev)