Moscow, April 26, Interfax - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has not commented on the case of Pussy Riot, an all-female punk group that staged a 'punk prayer' in Christ the Savior Cathedral, noting that they are likely to have got what they wanted which is popularity.
"As the president, I will not comment on the judicial aspect of the case because the investigation is underway, and I have always avoided making judicial comments on any case until there is a verdict," Medvedev said in an interview with Russian TV channels on Thursday.
"To speak about my position as a churchgoer, I will speak as carefully as possible in order not to insult anyone. In my opinion, they got what they wanted," he said.
Asked whether he means arrested, Medvedev said: "Popularity."