Do you honestly think my not being Catholic is the same sort of thing as if I walked into a Catholic church, marched up to the altar, and began insulting the Catholic religion and calumniating the holy figures of Catholicism?
Those women did not march in the altar, did not insult the Orthodox Church and did not calumniate the holy figures of Orthodoxy.
Is Archbishop Cranmer's statement in the third paragraph of this post (http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.com/2012/08/free-pussy-riot.html
), which I would reproduce except that these are the public forums and I don't know the rules about profanity here, inaccurate, then? Admittedly, they were at least (from what I can tell) on the people's side of the iconostasis, but if they sang what it appears Cranmer said they sang (his wording is not the clearest), they insulted Patriarch Kyrill and the Mother of God, and, of course, committed an act of extreme disrespect by staging their performance (its content aside) in the Cathedral at all, much less immediately in front of the iconostasis, and (though correct me if I've misapprehended), if I'm not mistaken, the Royal Gates themselves.
In any case, one can hardly claim a "right" to enter a church and perform any kind of music against the wishes of church authorities, can one?