Did UN ambassador Samantha Power offer to join Pussy Riot?

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, left, meets Maria Alyokhina, second from left, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the Russian dissident band Pussy Riot and Nadezha's husband Pyotr Verzilov at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. (REUTERS/Louis Charbonneau)
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, left, meets Maria Alyokhina, second from left, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of the Russian dissident band Pussy Riot and Nadezha's husband Pyotr Verzilov at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York. (REUTERS/Louis Charbonneau)Credit:

Samantha Power has always been somewhat itinerant, hopscotching from interesting job to interesting job. The former Harvard professor, who started her career as a foreign correspondent for, among others, The Boston Globe, currently serves as U. Ambassador to the United Nations. But she may already be lining up her next gig. The other day, Power met with two members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot, and afterward tweeted that she’d like to join the group. (Pussy Riot, you’ll recall, were jailed for over a year in Russia after criticizing President Vladimir Putin.) “Ambassador Churkin, I’d be honored to go on tour with #PussyRiot — a group of girls who speak up & stand for human rights. Will you join us?” tweeted Power, poking the Russian ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin. “I can’t sing, but if #PussyRiot will have me, Amb Churkin, I say our 1st concert is for Russia’s pol. prisoners.”

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