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Pussy Riot Trial

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.

Why My Heart is Torn Between Russian Orthodoxy and Pussy Riot

Morgan Guyton | Posted 04.23.2014 | Religion
Morgan Guyton

In a life of idolatry, we don't really enjoy ourselves when we consume the fetishized objects that imprison us; often our consumption itself is part of a script that we don't realize we've been tricked into obeying

Pussy Riot Superstar

Gordy Grundy | Posted 04.13.2014 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Ladies and gentlemen, fresh from Russia's harsh gulags, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot are free and ready for the world stage.

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: Comedy ...

Pussy Riot No Longer Exists

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Andrey Tolokonnikov

With "the money in front of them," Pussy Riot has disbanded as a music group in order to focus full-time on political activism in Russia.

Nadia's Spending Time With Daughter After Months in Stalinist Gulag-Style Prison

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 03.15.2014 | Impact
Andrey Tolokonnikov

As the teachers say in kindergarten, "Gera was an adult from the beginning." When your mother is in prison -- adulthood comes quickly.

My Daughter Is Becoming a Professional Revolutionary

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 03.01.2014 | Impact
Andrey Tolokonnikov

I'm sorry, but during the two years of harassment of the women from the punk band Pussy Riot, I finally lost faith in the Russian people and the hope that on this earth in Russia there will ever be something different. Nadia has not lost hope!

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Appeals Sentence In Wake Of Hunger Strike

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Pussy Riot punk band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has asked Russia's Supreme Court to th...

Russian Video Game Takes Aim At Pussy Riot

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | World

By Thomas Grove MOSCOW, July 11 (Reuters) - A Russian Orthodox youth group unveiled a video game on Thursday that gives players a chan...

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.

Happy Anniversary, Pussy Riot!

Gordy Grundy | Posted 04.24.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

This is an anniversary of sorts. It was over a year ago, on February 21 that the Russian art activists known as Pussy Riot stunned their Motherland with a midnight punk concert in Russia's most sacred cathedral.

Pussy Riot Appeals To European Rights Court

Reuters | Posted 04.09.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot have appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over their jail sentence...

Pussy Riot News: The Russian Motherland Hates Motherhood

Gordy Grundy | Posted 03.25.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

We have used satire and our pop culture to manufacture the world of Pussy Riot Vodka. Try a Putini! 2013-01-23-PUTINPULL.jpg

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."...

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Moved To Single Person Cell

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2013 | World

By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya MOSCOW, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Jailed Pussy Riot punk protester Maria Alyokhina has been moved to a single-per...

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 Members Sent To Remote Russian Prison Camps

Reuters | Posted 12.22.2012 | World

By Nastassia Astrasheuskaya MOSCOW, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Two female members of Russian punk group Pussy Riot convicted of protesting aga...

Pussy Riot: One Out, Two to Go (to Prison)

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 12.15.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Last week's verdict to keep Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina locked up is based on a politically motivated reading of Russia's constitutional norms and the flawed testimony of biased experts.

Why Pussy Riot Matters

Suzanne Nossel | Posted 12.10.2012 | World
Suzanne Nossel

The singular attention being paid to Pussy Riot, which was front-page news when the group's two-year sentence was handed down in late August, is unique. In a world where human rights causes compete for attention, Pussy Riot managed to break through.

Pussy Riot Member Freed On Appeal

Reuters | Posted 12.10.2012 | World

By Maria Tsvetkova MOSCOW, Oct 10 (Reuters) - A member of punk band Pussy Riot was freed on appeal on Wednesday but a Moscow court uph...

Russia's Human Rights Problem and the New Post-Soviet Social Revolution: Pussy Riot Won't Be Silenced

Russell C. Smith | Posted 10.30.2012 | World
Russell C. Smith

Pussy Riot doesn't seem to be going away. Even behind bars, they are creating an international movement. This isn't just a bunch of scruffy punksters looking to get a record deal out of instant fame.

Russia's Record in Denying Artistic Freedom Speaks for Itself

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 10.24.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

The Russian Foreign Ministry continues to defend the court verdict against members of the punk band Pussy Riot stating that claims of persecution are "groundless." Groundless? Let's consider three examples.

Girls Aloud

The European Magazine | Posted 10.23.2012 | World
The European Magazine

Pussy Riot's performance was widely discussed in Russia (unlike other acts of dissidence) with controversy and passion. Some believed that the foundations of the state had been attacked by public criticism, condemned the "blasphemy" and demanded punishment.

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...

Madonna, the State Department and the White House Have It All Wrong: The Russian Orthodox Church Is the Victim, Not Pussy Riot

Ed Koch | Posted 10.21.2012 | New York
Ed Koch

I do not believe the issue of Pussy Riot being arrested is properly one of freedom of expression. The right to free expression is not unlimited and does not mean one can say anything anywhere and at anytime.