Pussy Riot

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Pussy Riot
7 women with bright colored clothes and multicolored knit ski masks over their faces. A woman at the center holds a guitar and one at the back holds a piece of red fabric.
Members of the band in January 2012
Background information
OriginMoscow, Russia
Years active2011–present
Pussy Riot in Red Square, Moscow
Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was given two years in prison, as was a second woman, Maria Alyokhina; they served 21 months in separate prisons

Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk rock protest group of eleven women.

The group was formed in August 2011 in Moscow. Three members of the group (Yekaterina Samutsevich, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Maria Alyokhina) were put in prison for a protest they did at a cathedral in Moscow against Vladimir Putin. Yekaterina Samutsevich was let out of prison in September 2012 after her appeal succeeded.

There were protests around the world by people who thought that it was wrong for Pussy Riot members to be put in prison. Lots of famous people said that they should be released including Madonna.[1] On December 23, 2013, Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were let out. Other members declared that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina could not be Pussy Riot members because they showed their faces on US television.[2]

Music[change | change source]

Pussy Riot have released twenty songs, including an album called xxx (styled in lower capitals) .

Documentary[change | change source]

In January 2013 a documentary about Pussy Riot called Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer was released. On 21 October 2013 BBC4 showed it.

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Madonna asks for leniency for Pussy Riot". Archived from the original on 2014-01-05. Retrieved 2013-12-28.
  2. Pussy Riot duo sacked by bandmates after us tv appearance Archived 2016-03-07 at the Wayback Machine; Independent

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