Pussy Riot

"Russia Is Repeating 1968"

A Pussy Riot founder on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow

Pussy Riot's Maria Alyokhina on the occupation of Crimea—and the silence in Moscow

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How the Kremlin manipulates its victims into being grateful for a punch in the gut.

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Pussy Riot releases their new music video. It's a good thing the police helped them get all that repression footage.

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While the protest group was filming a video, "Cossacks whipped them. Literally. Whipped them. With whips."

 

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5 women, including 2 former members of the band, emerged singing from the police station. 

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Pussy Riot Arrested in Sochi

Annals of Idiocy

Pussy Riot was arrested in Sochi today. Yes, you read that right.

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Yes, the oldest member of the group was released from jail today. But don’t let that fool you.

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There’s something wrong with the way the three women of Pussy Riot have been portrayed in much of the coverage of their arrest and sentencing last week, and the same thing is wrong with the way Marvin Hamlisch, the pop composer, was conceived for decades prior to his death this month. The issue is the tyranny of profiling by physical appearance—by simplistic presumptions about sex and ethnicity. Pussy Riot and Marvin Hamlisch have nothing to do with each other, except for the fact that some of what we think we know about them is a product of how their appearances have been perceived.

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When the members of Pussy Riot heard their two-year prison sentence, they laughed.

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