This makes for the duo’s second arrest in Russia in a week. Earlier the two were detained in Sochi after being suspected of theft in their hotel, but were dismissed with no charges filed.
In the clip, Pussy Riot sing about the authoritarian rule of Putin, and the ironies of his regime. They even seem to reference the whole circus of the high-profile trial in 2012:
They came out of the restaurant wearing their pastel balaclavas and were then confronted by the Cossacks, who are used by police authorities to patrol the streets.
“We were just walking around Sochi when they grabbed us,” Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said. “They told us we are suspected of theft. Of course there has been no theft.”
Life has changed dramatically for the two former members of the Russian punk-protest outfit, moving from prison bars to life as bona fide celebrities.
“As artists, freedom of speech is really important to all of us so I think that’s a cause we can all get behind,” said Imagine Dragons’ Daniel Platzman.
Two months after being released early from a Russian prison, Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina came to the United States to sit down with Stephen Colbert and talk about their good friend, Vladimir Putin.
The two jailed members of Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were released today (Dec. 23) under a new amnesty law in Russia.
Members of the Russian punk rock outfit Pussy Riot, jailed last year after a protest performance inside Moscow’s main cathedral, seem to be on the verge of release three months early under a new amnesty clause.
Nearly two years since members of the Russian feminist punk group were detained after speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Russian Supreme Court has ordered a review of the August 2012 ruling’s guilty verdicts.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova’s disappearance can be traced back to when the 23-year-old musician was being transferred from a prison colony in the city of Mordovia.
Jailed Pussy Riot Member Goes on Hunger Strike Until Russian Prison Starts ‘Treating Us Like Humans’
Beginning today (September 23) jailed Pussy Riot member, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, will go on a hunger strike. She hopes it will send a message to the Russian jail where she is being held.
It’s been over a year since members of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot were detained for speaking out against Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior, but don’t think the band is feeling remorse for its actions.