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Watch Pussy Riot’s Very Pussy-Riot Cameo on House of Cards

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March 2 2015 12:57 PM

Watch Pussy Riot’s Very Pussy-Riot Cameo on House of Cards

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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in House of Cards

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In the third episode of the new season of House of Cards, Russian feminist protest group Pussy Riot makes one of the the series’ most memorable cameos yet. Playing themselves, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina square off against Victor Petrov, the not-so-fictional Russian president, at a state dinner in Frank Underwood’s White House. Petrov, aka Putin, attempts to bury the hatchet with the band, but Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina criticize his policies before walking out on the various Russian and American dignitaries present.

The episode closes with Pussy Riot’s new English-language song, “Don’t Cry Genocide,” written by Pussy Riot and Le Tigre. You can watch the video below.

Jay Deshpande is a former editor of WatchTime and writes about literature and the arts for Slate, the New Republic, and others. Follow him on Twitter.