Two Pussy Riot members have signed up for a new English Twitter account.

Freed activists Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina previously tweeted in Russian from their personal accounts since being released from prison in December.

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Their first English tweet read: "Russia is not China or Iran YET, so since we can still use Twitter, we will give a shot at running it in English, so hi to everyone here!"

The pair also hit out at Wall Street, Vladimir Putin and "Capital Hell", while also sharing a series of humorous tweets.

Her director Spike Jonze appears with them in one photo, with the caption: "We decided with Spike Jonze that Pussy Riot are true Jackass-style girls."

In March, the duo were attacked at a McDonald's restaurant in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, where they had visited to take part in a prison protest alongside other activists.

They previously spent two years in jail, after being convicted of hooliganism for singing protest songs in a cathedral. A third member of the group, Yekaterina Samutsevitch, was freed on appeal in October 2012.

Photo credit: © Getty Images / Roslan Rahman/AFP

From: Digital Spy

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