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Despite controversy, Madonna's album is Russia's best-seller


Madonna may have caused controversy during her trip to Russia this year, but her headline-grabbing antics helped her land the country's best-selling album of 2012.

Bing: Madonna MDNA tour gross

The pop superstar's latest album, "MDNA," has been named No. 1 in the Russian end-of-year albums chart, ahead of singer Adele and her super-selling hit "21" and Lana Del Rey with "Born to Die," who landed at No. 4 and No. 5 on the countdown respectively, according to

Madonna took her MDNA tour to Russia in August and 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.

The lawsuit was subsequently dismissed.

Madonna also hit headlines in Russia in 2012 by speaking out in support of members of the punk band Pussy Riot, who were jailed for performing a song railing against President Vladimir Putin in February.

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Dec 28, 2012 7:56PM

I think she should move and be loved in her old age.

Dec 28, 2012 7:51PM
She has already screwed all of the western world. Now it's time for the Eastern Bloc.
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