Pussy Riot Russia

Pussy Riot Girls Aren't the First Artists to Fight the Power

Nathan Lawr | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Music
Nathan Lawr

"Pussy Riot": a Russian feminist punk band convicted and sentenced to prison for publicly denouncing, through their music, Russian President Valdimir Putin. It proves that art can challenge political power. Artists are inevitably on the frontlines of that conflict between power and expression. History is littered with examples like Pussy Riot, of artists exiled, imprisoned, or tortured for criticizing authority and official policies of their leaders. Here are just a few examples.

Pussy Riot Husband Talks Appeal, Celeb Support and '90s Inspiration

The Huffington Post Canada | Jenny Charlesworth | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Music

October 1 marks the second day of global action for jailed Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot. It's also the day a judge will rule on the appeal made by ...

Peaches Talks Pussy Riot

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kurchak | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Music

When news of the arrests of the feminist punk collective riot Pussy Riot hit the mainstream, singer, filmmaker and activist Peaches was less than impr...

Why Pussy Riot is Our Riot

Sukanya Pillay | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada
Sukanya Pillay

Why should we care about Pussy Riot? Short answer -- freedom and democracy. Around the world supporters have protested their detention, conviction, and sentence by saying "I am Pussy Riot." They are right. As Canadians we have a stake in freedom and democracy everywhere, including in Russia, and in the case of Pussy Riot.

Pussy Riot Spouse: Pyotr Verzilov Says Canadian Connection Puts Band At Risk

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.19.2012 | Canada

The husband of a jailed Pussy Riot member believes the couple's connection to Canada puts the band at risk of harsher punishment. Pyotr Verzilov i...

Pussy Rioters Should Count Themselves Lucky

Peter Worthington | Posted 10.14.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Anyone interested in just how much Russia has changed since the days when it was the Soviet Union should examine what's called the "Pussy Riot" case. Having interrupted a church service with a political protest, they are facing several years in prison. But the Pussy Riot girls likely have no appreciation of how lucky they are. In Stalin's time there'd be no publicity, no public trial, no knowledge even of the girls staging a political protest inside a cathedral. They'd just disappear.