Madonna's 'MDNA' named best selling album in Russia

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 29, 2012 08:50 hrs

London, Dec 29 (IANS) Pop star Madonna's album "MDNA" has been named Russia's best-selling album of 2012.

The 54-year-old's latest record has been named number one in the Russian end-of-year album chart, reports

Madonna took her "MDNA" tour to Russia in August this year and she was subsequently hit with a $10.5 million lawsuit by activists who claimed she illegally promoted homosexuality at her show in St. Petersburg by handing out pink wristbands in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

According to, the lawsuit was subsequently dismissed.

Madonna also hit headlines in Russia this year by speaking out in support of members of punk band Pussy Riot, who were jailed for performing a song railing against President Vladimir Putin in February.

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