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Wednesday 12 March 2014
News World

in brief: pussy riot members attacked with paint and rubbish

Matilda Mornane
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Two members of the Russian feminist punk protest group, Pussy Riot, were  attacked last week by several men at a McDonald’s restaurant in Nizhny Novgorod. In a video uploaded by the group, several men are seen attacking Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina with rubbish and green paint in syringes. They stand over the two women, emptying…
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Thursday 20 February 2014
News World

in brief: pussy riot attacked in sochi

Sarah Iuliano
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Feminist punk rockers, Pussy Riot have been attacked in Sochi by the region’s Cossack militia. Video footage clearly shows members beginning to perform a song, when Cossacks cover singer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (blue balaclava) with pepper spray and then proceed to whip, shove and unmask members. It additionally shows the militia – utilised by local police…
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Friday 20 December 2013
News World

in brief: pussy riot free at last

Ally Van Schilt
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Russian Feminist punk rockers, Pussy Riot are finally set to be released from prison after a year in Siberian prison camps and global outcry. Thanks to a new, PR-friendly change to Russia’s laws, the remaining two band members Nadezha Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina still behind bars are to be freed. A third Pussy Riot member,…
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Saturday 9 November 2013
News World

where is she? pussy riot member missing in Russian prison system

Bridget Conway
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You may remember the news headlines earlier this year about Russian punk-rock band ‘Pussy Riot,’ if not, here’s an update about what’s going on: Pussy Riot made headlines worldwide with their fluorescent, flash-mob performances of noisy free speech, which nevertheless were harmless. The band, consisting of three young women in their twenties, two of them…
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Friday 9 November 2012
Featured News

in brief: pussy riot members sent to prison camps

lip magazine
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Two members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, have been sent to remote prison camps to serve the remaining two years of their sentences. (The girl band was found guilty of hooliganism earlier this year.)  The move comes despite petitioning from the women to serve their time in Moscow to be close to…
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Tuesday 14 August 2012
Opinion

the (non)sense of anti-feminists : pussy riot

lip magazine
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Pussy Riot, a punk band from Russia, was charged in February with hooliganism. Their perceived hooligan behaviour was to perform a punk prayer against Vladimir Putin, the President of Russia, at Moscow’s main cathedral. In most of the media coverage, Pussy Riot is labeled as not just a band but a “feminist punk band” and…
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