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The two women were found dead under the message reading Free Pussy Riot (Twitter)

A mother and her daughter have been found stabbed to death in the central Russian city of Kazan beneath a scrawled message reading "Free Pussy Riot", according to AP

The women, aged 76 and 38, were killed late last week in their apartment. Police said the message on the wall was "presumably" written in blood.

The band members' attorney Nikolai Polozov told the Interfax news agency the killing was a "dirty provocation".

Investigations were under way. Three Pussy Riot band members were sentenced to two years in prison each for performing a punk prayer in Russia's main cathedral in February 2012.

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