Hailed in the West as “sheroes” for braving a repressive society, Pussy Riot has infuriated the Kremlin for months.
A movement, per President Obama, that is "ruthless, radical, and repressive."
A society that was exclusive and repressive is now freer and more open.
repressive re·pres·sive (rĭ-prěs'ĭv)
Causing or inclined to cause repression.