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Pussy Riot Warns That Trump — Like Putin — Is No Laughing Matter

'Everybody was joking about it' when Putin first came into power, too.

Super badass Russian musician-activist-artist collective Pussy Riot, who made headlines earlier this year with their "I Can't Breathe" tribute to Eric Garner, has issued an important message about Donald Trump: It's time to stop laughing.

Pussy Riot member Maria Alekhina, AKA Masha, recently told the Huffington Post, "If you want in your country to have your own [Vladimir] Putin, you can vote for Donald Trump."

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Maria Alekhina, AKA Masha of Pussy Riot

Masha went on to tell the Huffintgon Post that this really isn't a joke. "Everybody [is] joking about Donald Trump now," she said, "but it's a very short way from joke to sad reality when you have a really crazy president speaking about breaking every moral and logic norm."

She also suggested that the media should "seriously think about giving a microphone and opportunity of public speaking to persons like Donald Trump. Because we have so many serious problems and to follow and comment [on] every word of this man is really not the best idea," and noted that people used to treat Putin -- who recently called Donald Trump "bright and talented" -- in much the same way.

"When Putin came to his first term or second term, nobody [in Russia] actually thought that this is serious," she said. "Everybody was joking about it. And nobody could imagine that after five, six years, we would have a war in Ukraine, annexation of Crimea and these problems in Syria."

Trump is proud to to have the Russian president's endorsement -- he has said that having Putin's support is a "great honor" -- which has left even some of Trump's Republican contemporaries baffled.

When a journalist recently asked Trump whether he was concerned that Putin has been accused of having journalists and political opponents assassinated (Up to 300 journalists have been have been murdered in Russia since 1993), Trump defended Putin, saying that "Nobody has proven that," and shrugged off further questions about Putin by saying, "Our country does plenty of killing, too."