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Russian Rock Band Warns Americans Voting For Trump Is Like Voting For Putin

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

A Russian punk rock band warned Americans that voting for Donald Trump is like voting for Vladimir Putin.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the band members of Pussy Riot compared the Republican presidential nominee to the president of Russia when the subject of the believed to be Russian hacked emails of the Democratic National Committee came up. (RELATED: Leaked Emails Show DNC Chair Tried To Get Tickets To ‘Hamilton’)

“Here, all who are in opposition to Putin are in the security services’ sights,” Maria Alyokhina said. “Our mail is read, our phones tapped and we are watched. And that is not the limit–some of us have been killed.” (RELATED: Pussy Riot Members Get 2 Years In Jail)

“Almost all independent media in Russia has been destroyed,” she added. “At the federal [national] level — it has been totally destroyed. In these circumstances we cannot say what people want.”

Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Maria Alyokhina (L) and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova speak on stage during Amnesty International's "Bringing Human Rights Home" concert in the Brooklyn borough of New York February 5, 2014. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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“If people have no information, any statistics will be false,” she continued. “Turning the question around, Americans should ask themselves if this is what they want if they vote for a ‘strong Trump?'”

Alyokhina also talked about Hillary Clinton and said that Putin won’t mess with someone who is “strong.”

“I do not believe that the ex-KGB is able to hit someone who is really strong,” she said. “We would be happy if America chose a woman for president. It would be a wonderful sign that America is the land of opportunity.”