Pussy Riot

Nadezhda Tolonnikova (L) and Maria Alyoshina of Pussy Riot (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Former Members of Pussy Riot Suing the Russian Government After Imprisonment

The pair has announced they will be suing the Russian government for €120,000 each in compensation, as well as €10,000 in court fees.

07/28/2014

Fiona Fitzgerald (L) and Rebecca Scheja (Courtesy of Press Here)

Interview: Rebecca and Fiona’s Politics of Dancing

The Swedish duo look to deliver a message with their music, standing against Nazis and uniting with Pussy Riot in this revealing new interview.

07/10/2014

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Pussy Riot: ‘There is No Feminist Theory in Russia’

“We had a very strong tradition [of feminism] during our revolution in 1917, and after that we had a really strong feminist movement, but it was crushed by Stalin, and after that there is no feminist theory in Russia,” Nadya Tolokonnikova said.

05/07/2014

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina stare at an OMON (riot police) officer outside Zamoskvoretsky district court in Moscow, on 2/21/14, during a protest against the trial of eight people accused of instigating mass riots on Moscow's on Bolotnaya square. (MIKHAIL LISTOPADOV/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. State Department Issues Concern Over Russia Surrounding Arrest of Pussy Riot Members

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.

02/24/2014

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Watch Pussy Riot’s Video for ‘Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland’

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:

02/20/2014

Nadezhda Tolonnikova (L) and Maria Alyoshina of Pussy Riot (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Pussy Riot Members Attacked by Cossack Militia in Sochi

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.

02/19/2014

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Pussy Riot Members Arrested Again in Sochi

“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.”

02/18/2014

Nadezhda Tolonnikova (L) and Maria Alyoshina of Pussy Riot (Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images)

Ex-Pussy Riot Members Consider Political Run and Hollywood Offers

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.

02/10/2014

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Imagine Dragons, The Fray to Play Amnesty International’s ‘Bring Human Rights Home’ Show Tonight

“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.

02/05/2014

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Watch Pussy Riot Poke Fun at Putin on ‘Colbert’

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.

02/05/2014

Pussy Riot member, Maria Alyokhina is surrounded by journalists after being freed from prison. (ANASTASIYA MAKARYCHEVA/AFP/Getty Images)

Pussy Riot Members Released Early From Prison

The two jailed members of Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, were released today (Dec. 23) under a new amnesty law in Russia.

12/23/2013

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Pussy Riot Members on the Verge of Early Release

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.

12/19/2013

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Jailed Pussy Riot Members Could Be Released Early

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.

12/12/2013

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