Pussy Riot members will reportedly appear in Season 3 of “House of Cards.”

August 12, 2014

Members of the punk group Pussy Riot, including Nadezhda Tolokonnikova in the blue balaclava and Maria Alekhina in the pink balaclava, are attacked by Cossack militia in Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

It looks like Putinesque Frank Underwood is about to get tangled up in foreign affairs.

Two members of the feminist Russian punk group Pussy Riot, Nadezhda ‘Nadya’ Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, are set to appear in season 3 of the popular Netflix political drama “House of Cards,” reports Baltimore City Paper. According to production insiders, the two were spotted on the show’s Baltimore set last week. The duo, who were controversially imprisoned for staging an anti-Putin protest in a Moscow cathedral back in 2012, were last seen in Washington attending the Vanity Fair/Bloomberg White House Correspondents Dinner after-party.

Mrs. Tolokonnikova told the Wall Street Journal back in May they had met with House of Cards staff in New York to “learn how to do a political movie.”

“It’s important for us to meet people who are doing political cinema in the U.S. because in Russia, it doesn’t exist,” Ms. Alyokhina said, “and we want to know how it happens.”

No word yet on whether or not the activists will be playing themselves or bringing their trademark ski masks to set.

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