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Pussy Riot Says It Will Take the Fight Against Putin to Parliament

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Andrey Tolokonnikov

Marat Gelman, a well-known Russian art figure, wrote that he would like to see, as president of Russia, not Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but Nadia Tolokonnikova.

Putin Fails to Teach Pussy Riot to "Love the Motherland" at the Sochi Olympics

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Andrey Tolokonnikov

What do our American friends need to understand about all of the events of the Sochi Olympics? That behind the Iron Curtain, things are very bad.

Agents of Change: 7 Inspiring People Worthy of Your Attention Right Now

Greg Archer | Posted 04.09.2014 | Good News
Greg Archer

Masha Alyokhina (left) and Nadya Tolokonnikova of the band Pussy Riot chat with Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central's The Colbert Report. Photo: Comed...

Help the Women Being Tortured in Russian Prisons

Nadia Tolokonnikova | Posted 03.07.2014 | Impact
Nadia Tolokonnikova

"They beat you once, then may come grab your hair, hit your head on the sewing machine or take you into a punishment cell, there they kick you using hands, legs, or remove the belt from a sewing machine and thrash you with it."

Diary of My Daughter's Pussy Riot Imprisonment

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 02.22.2014 | Impact
Andrey Tolokonnikov

It is a completely cynical game by the central government.

Pussy Riot Members Freed From Jail

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was freed from prison on Monday under an amnesty that allowed for h...

Pussy Riot Member Freed From Jail

Reuters | Nikolai Isayev | Posted 02.21.2014 | World

* Alyokhina defiant, says will keep opposing Putin * Band mate Tolokonnikova also due to be freed by amnesty * Critics s...

The Hammer Takes Shape With Pussy Riot

Fariha Roisin | Posted 08.21.2013 | Media
Fariha Roisin

"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it," says the opening quote to the film Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. The line, from poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, suggests that art is an act of dissidence, and therein dissidence creates a better tomorrow, a better future.

Uh Oh... Some Russians Are Pissed Off About Elton John's Really Gay Clothes

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 06.06.2013 | Gay Voices

Russia really knows how to celebrate Pride Month! After the country's public feuds with Madonna, Pussy Riot, and their own LGBT community, it's no...

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Ends Hunger Strike

AP | Posted 06.01.2013 | World

MOSCOW -- A jailed member of the punk group Pussy Riot has ended her 11-day hunger strike Saturday after prison authorities met her demands, an activi...

Pussy Riot Member Declares Hunger Strike

AP | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

BEREZNIKI, Russia — An imprisoned member of the punk band Pussy Riot says she is going on hunger strike after a judge refused to allow her to at...

Bad News For Pussy Riot

AP | ROMAS DABRUKAS | Posted 06.27.2013 | Entertainment

ZUBOVA POLYANA, Russia — A Russian court on Friday rejected a plea for early release from prison by a member of the feminist punk band Pussy Rio...

Pussy Riot Supporters Arrested For Holding More Than One Sign

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2013 | World

By Gennady Novik and Lidia Kelly MOSCOW, March 8 (Reuters) - Russian police temporarily detained six activists protesting on Friday ag...

Pussy Riot Member: 'I Have No Regrets'

AP | Posted 02.21.2013 | Entertainment

MOSCOW -- One year after the band Pussy Riot staged an anti-President Vladimir Putin stunt in Moscow's main cathedral that landed them in jail, a rele...

Pussy Riot Supporters Arrested On Punk Prayer Anniversary

Reuters | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 21 (Reuters) - Russian police on Thursday detained two women who emulated Pussy Riot activists by donning balaclavas in Moscow's main Or...

Watch The Pussy Riot Footage That's Banned In Russia

AP | Posted 01.30.2013 | Entertainment

MOSCOW -- Footage of feminist rockers Pussy Riot's impromptu protest in Moscow's main cathedral last year has been banned in Russia. Moscow City Cour...

Could Pussy Riot Be TIME's Person Of The Year?

Posted 11.28.2012 | Entertainment

Past winners of TIME Magazine's Person of the Year award have included Mahatma Gandhi, Winston Churchill, John F. Kennedy, and, in 2006, simply "You."...

Defend the Riot: Pussy Riot's Global Revolution

Madeline Carey | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Madeline Carey

First Amendment rights are something that we take for granted as American citizens, but some parts of world don't get to experience the same freedoms that we enjoy. Pussy Riot embodies this injustice.

Pussy Riot Member Fires Her Lawyer

AP | MAX SEDDON and PETER LEONARD | Posted 12.01.2012 | World

MOSCOW — A Russian court postponed an appeal Monday by three members of the jailed rock band Pussy Riot after one of them fired her lawyers. Pro...

Previously Unpublished Poems By Jailed Pussy Rioter

Posted 09.27.2012 | Books

On February 21, 2012, Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot staged a performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Maria Alyokhin...

LOOK: The Photo IKEA Does Not Want You To See

Reuters | Steve Gutterman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

MOSCOW, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Furniture firm IKEA has removed a photograph from its Russian website of people in colourful ski masks like those worn by ...

Gallerygoers Blocked From Seeing Pussy Riot Exhibit

AP | Posted 09.20.2012 | Arts

MOSCOW -- A protest by about 15 Russian Orthodox Christian activists has disrupted the opening of a Moscow art exhibit inspired by the jailed members ...

Russian Christians Can't 'Tolerate' The Museum Of Erotic Art

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.06.2012 | Arts

Ever since punk rock provocateurs Pussy Riot protested President Vladimir Putin near a church altar in Moscow, a segment of Russia's conservative Chri...

Not Over Yet: Pussy Riot Appeals Jail Sentence

AP | Posted 08.27.2012 | World

MOSCOW -- Three members of the Pussy Riot punk band have appealed a court's decision to jail them for two years for their "punk prayer" against Russia...

Russia Slams West For Pussy Riot Criticism

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2012 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 22 (Reuters) - Russia denounced foreign criticism of the trial of punk band Pussy Riot as politically motivated on Wednesday and said th...