#PussyRiot: #Putin Lights Up The Fires – #singmeinensong

Putin ignites the fires of revolution. He was bored and frightened people in silence. Whatever punishment he had – that rotten ash, With no time in many years – the reason for pollution

Chorus. The country is going, the country goes to the streets with audacity. The country is going, the country is going to say goodbye to the regime, The country is going, the country is a wedge of feminists And Putin is going, Putin is going, leave cattle

#PussyRiot bei Videodreh durch russische Polizei gestoppt – #schauhin

Die Polizei in Russland hat einen Videodreh der feministischen Punkband Pussy Riot gestoppt. Der Song soll unter anderem vom Widerstand gegen Polizeigewalt handeln. Die russische Polizei hat die Punkband Pussy Riot bei Dreharbeiten für ein neues regierungskritisches Video mit dem Titel Rage gestoppt. Im Kinostudio Lenfim in St. Petersburg sei nach einem Einsatz der Beamten der Strom abgestellt worden, teilte die Musikerin Nadeschda Tolokonnikowa mit. Der Vorwurf laute, das Video sei illegal, weil es Homosexualität “propagiere” und extremistisch sei, schrieb die 30-Jährige im Kurznachrichtendienst Twitter. Der Punksong handele vom Widerstand gegen die Machthaber in Russland und gegen Polizeigewalt.

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Pussy Riot Member Veronika Nikulshina Arrested in Moscow

She and two other people were reportedly taken into custody en route to an awards ceremony. Pussy Riot member Veronika Nikulshina has been taken into police custody in Moscow, their representative confirms to Pitchfork. As of press time, she is still in custody, along with Alexey Yershov and Maxim Karnaukhov, who head the Russian theatre company Teatr. Na Vynos. Pussy Riot issued the following statement to Pitchfork: Right at the exit from their apartment Nika, Alexey and Maxim were arrested before going to the “Golden Mask” theatre award at the Bolshoi theatre, the main theatre award in Russia where all 3 were officially nominated and invited. Police said they need to take them them in for a certain check up.
Nikulshina was among the Pussy Riot members who stormed the field in protest during the 2018 World Cup finals in Moscow.

via pitchfork: Pussy Riot Member Veronika Nikulshina Arrested in Moscow

Russia’s ‘Pussy Riot’ World Cup pitch invaders freed from jail: lawyer

Four members of Russia’s anti-Kremlin ‘Pussy Riot’ punk band who staged a pitch invasion during the soccer World Cup final have been released from police custody after being detained for 16 days, their lawyer said on Wednesday. The group served a 15-day sentence for running onto the pitch wearing police uniforms during the second half of the game between Croatia and France on July 15, briefly halting play in a stunt they said was meant to promote free speech. They were due to be freed on Monday, but were immediately detained after being released and held for a further day before being finally let go late on Tuesday, Nikolai Vasilyev, their lawyer, said. It was unclear whether they will face further charges of disobeying the police and of holding a public event without prior permission, which the police had unsuccessfully tried to pin on them, Vasilyev said. (…) ‘Pussy Riot’ came to national prominence in 2012 when its members were jailed for staging a protest against Putin in a Russian Orthodox cathedral in Moscow. The group has since become a symbol of anti-Kremlin protest action.

via reuters: Russia’s ‘Pussy Riot’ World Cup pitch invaders freed from jail: lawyer

Pussy Riot Members Sentenced to 15 Days in Jail For World Cup Protest, Release Throbbing ‘Track About Good Cop’

Russian punk performance collective Pussy Riot have announced the names of the four members sentenced to jail for their brazen protest during Sunday’s (July 15) World Cup finals game at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. The group said that Veronika Nikulshina, Olga Pakhtusova, Olga Kurachyova and Pyotr Verzilov will spend the next two weeks in “administrative detention” in addition to being banned from attending any sporting events for the next three years for their “Policeman Enters the Game” stunt. Following the globally televised intrusion — in which the three women and one man ran onto the field at the 52-minute mark dressed in official-looking police uniforms — the group explained that it was intended as a metaphor for how the Russian state inserts itself into its citizen’s lives. Verzilov, the civil law partner of Riot co-founder Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, wrote on Facebook that the women had been sent to one Moscow detention center and he’d been sent to a different one. The band also released a new single on Tuesday (July 17) entitled “Track About Good Cop,” which they explained was intended as “a utopian dream about alternative political reality in which instead of arresting activists and putting them in jail cops are joining activists. The world where cops got rid of homophobia, stopped the war on drugs and actually understood that it’s much better to be joyful and nice to people.” The frenetic dance track features lyrics about cops “kissing under the clouds” and has an accompanying video with men and women dressed in military gear dancing on a snowy street.

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Pussy Riot brings anti-Trump message to conservative Idaho

Idaho is not the most obvious place to attract members of the Russian punk collective Pussy Riot. But even in the Republican stronghold that strongly supports President Donald Trump, Pussy Riot members carved out time late Saturday to swing by the largest city in the state, Boise, during their first North American tour. “There is power in doing what we want, and not what they want,” said Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, who spent nearly two years in prison with another group member for a protest against Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2012. “Thank you for supporting us.” The balaclava-clad women who rose to global prominence with daring outdoor performances in their home country brought a show to Idaho that was more political rally than traditional concert, featuring anti-fascist, anti-Trump messages. It comes as a special counsel investigates Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and whether there was any collusion with the Trump campaign. (…) They played their political music videos on a screen on a dark stage as audience members raised their fists in solidarity. Attendees danced and cheered as the group played “Police State,” which came out on the anniversary of Trump’s election, and “Make America Great Again,” a 2016 hit released a week before the presidential election that focuses on a call to action. “Pussy Riot has been on my radar for several years,” said Boise resident Adnan Muminovic, who was standing in line for nearly two hours to ensure he got a spot for the show. “I’m Bosnian, so I’m not fan of the leadership in Russia. I wanted to throw my support behind them tonight.”

via sfgate: Pussy Riot brings anti-Trump message to conservative Idaho

Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

Russian police on Monday detained two members of Pussy Riot after they staged a protest in support of a jailed Ukrainian filmmaker in a Siberian city. Maria Alyokhina, one of the punk rock group’s members previously jailed for a protest against President Vladimir Putin, wrote on Twitter that she and Olga Borisova were being held in Yakutsk. Alyokhina tweeted that they had been taken to a police station after protesting in support of filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, who is serving a 20-year term for “terrorist” offences in Yakutsk, almost 5,000 kilometres (3,000 miles) east of Moscow. “We’re in Yakutsk police station No. 2,” Alyokhina wrote.
Borisova, in a video from a police car posted on Twitter, added: “We’re going to the police station… on suspicion of committing an administrative offence, (holding) an unsanctioned rally.” Alyokhina on Sunday posted photos and a video of their brief protest on a bridge, calling Sentsov’s case “one of the key political cases in the history of our country.” For the protest, the women donned the group’s signature colourful balaclavas and held flares and a sign saying “Free Sentsov.”

via france24: Two Pussy Riot members detained over protest in Siberian city

siehe auch: Aktion für inhaftierten UkrainerPussy-Riot-Mitglieder wurden festgehalten. Maria Alechina von Pussy Riot saß bereits in einem russischen Arbeitslager. Jetzt wird sie bei einer Protestaktion erneut festgenommen, zusammen mit einer weiteren Aktivistin. Doch nach einigen Stunden kommen die beiden Frauen wieder frei. Zwei Mitglieder der russischen Künstler-Punkband Pussy Riot sind mehrere Stunden lang festgehalten worden, weil sie in Sibirien öffentlich die Freilassung des ukrainischen Regisseurs Oleg Senzow gefordert hatten. Über Facebook teilte Olga Borissowa mit, nach ihrer Festnahme durch die Polizei seien sie und Maria Alechina nach mehreren Stunden wieder freigelassen worden, weil die Polizei Dokumente falsch ausgefüllt habe.
Das hätte ein Richter festgestellt und beide Frauen wieder freigelassen, schrieb Borisowa. Zuvor hatte Alechina über Twitter mitgeteilt, dass sie gemeinsam mit Borissowa zu einer Polizeiwache in Jakutsk gebracht worden war. Borissowa hatte ebenfalls auf Twitter ein Video aus dem Streifenwagen veröffentlicht. Darin sagte sie, sie seien festgenommen worden, weil sie mit der “nicht genehmigten Kundgebung” eine “Ordnungswidrigkeit” begangen hätten. Alechina hatte bereits am Sonntag Fotos und ein Video von ihrem kurzen Protest auf einer Brücke in Jakutsk veröffentlicht. Dabei bezeichnete sie den Fall Senzow als “einen der politischen Schlüsselfälle in der Geschichte unseres Landes”. Die Mitglieder von Pussy Riot gehören zu den prominentesten Kritikern des russischen Präsidenten Wladimir Putin.