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Pussy Riot Comes to Harvard and Gets an Incomplete

Michael Levin | Posted 09.16.2014 | College
Michael Levin

Here's hoping Pussy Riot makes up its mind and refocuses its energies on the Putin regime. Otherwise, their two years behind bars will translate into the proverbial 15 minutes of fame, and their courage and sacrifice will be written not in history books but in the wind.

See Ya Later, Sochi

Hunter Heaney | Posted 04.27.2014 | Politics
Hunter Heaney

Knowing the widespread and systematic abuses of human rights under a Russian regime that also arrests and whips those who speak out against it, I found it hard to concentrate on who skated faster in a circle.

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

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...

Words Will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot by Masha Geesen

Michael Levin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Books
Michael Levin

The most significant viewers' guide to the Sochi Olympics has nothing to do with luge, bobsled, or snowboarding. It's a compulsively readable book that explains in unflinching terms the tragedy that is modern Russia.

Pussy Riot Women Travel Around the World to Promote Justice Zone and "Inspect Prisons"

Andrey Tolokonnikov | Posted 04.07.2014 | Impact
Andrey Tolokonnikov

What kind of person would I want Nadia to be in the coming years? Princess Diana.

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!

Russian PM Says No Amnesty For Pussy Riot, Khodorkovsky

AP | NATALIYA VASILYEVA | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

MOSCOW (AP) — Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev hinted Friday that members of the punk band Pussy Riot, former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and others w...

Will Putin Grant Pussy Riot Amnesty?

Agence France Presse | Anna Malpas | Posted 02.03.2014 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he backed proposals for an amnesty for thousands of prisoners who, according to his rights advisor,...

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...

Jailed Pussy Riot Punk Requests Parole.. Again

Agence France Presse | | Posted 09.23.2013 | World

One of the jailed members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot on Wednesday asked again to be released on parole after serving almost a year in prison for ...

THEY'RE BACK

AP | Posted 07.16.2013 | Arts

MOSCOW -- Russian provocateurs Pussy Riot are back in action, releasing a new music video nearly a year after three members went to prison for a prank...

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.

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...

Pussy Riot Member With Young Daughter Denied Parole

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2013 | World

MOSCOW, April 26 (Reuters) - A Russian court refused to release from prison one of two jailed members of the Pussy Riot punk band so that she ...

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...

Pussy Riot Vodka, Part 3: Art Does Not Suppress Itself

Gordy Grundy | Posted 02.15.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Russian history is full of brave and vocal freedom lovers who have paid a lethal price for their democratic ideas. Pussy Riot is one of them. They are suffering now.

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."...

Pussy Riot Vodka, Part Two: We Will Not Forget!

Gordy Grundy | Posted 01.24.2013 | Arts
Gordy Grundy

Pussy Riot is the most recent martyr in an extensive history of Russian dissenters. We have created a piece in honor of Pussy Riot -- using satire and pop culture to manufacture the world of Pussy Riot Vodka.

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.