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06.17.15 Bucky Turco

Feminist-punk and human rights activist Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of the most outspoken members of Pussy Riot, recently did a unironic photoshoot with noted misogynist and skeevy fashion photographer Terry Richardson. First reported by Death & Taxes, Tolokonnikova posted photos of herself on Facebook engaging in various Richardson-esque poses, like jamming her fist in her mouth […]

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02.18.15 Prachi Gupta

“He’s become his death/The spark of the riots/That’s the way he’s blessed/To stay alive.” So begins the first English track by Russian punk band and human rights activist group Pussy Riot, as we see members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina in Russian riot police uniforms and being buried alive in the powerful music video. The […]

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02.10.15 Bucky Turco

A few weeks back, ANIMAL received an email from an account belonging to 5WPR’s semi-insane CEO Ronn Torossian. The subject read: “The DJ of The Kremlin Visiting NY – Plays for Putin, Medeved, Prokhorov & others… Interested in interviewing the DJ to the Oligarchs?” We replied yes, because why not? One of Torossian’s underlings responded […]

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05.22.14 Andy Cush

The first outdoor screening of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, the documentary about the Russian art-punk activist group, will happen July 2 at Socrates Sculpture Park in Astoria, Queens. It will be followed by a different film every week through the summer. “With this impressive roster of foreign films, Film Forum has once again put forth an […]

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05.19.14 Marina Galperina

Variety reports that Variety was wrong when they first reported that Pussy Riot was “In Talks to Star in ‘Spring Breakers’ Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)”. Apparently producer Chris Hanley told Variety that him and Spring Breakers: Second Coming sequel director Jonas Akerlund were meeting with Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina at Cannes shortly to discuss the two activists starring in […]

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05.09.14 Marina Galperina

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot visited Rikers Island today, and spent several hours with 25-year-old protestor Cecily McMillan. McMillan was arrested for elbowing a cop who she said grabbed and bruised her breast during an Occupy Wall Street demonstration in 2012, was found guilty assaulting a police officer, and is awaiting sentencing […]

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03.07.14 Marina Galperina

Earlier today, Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova tweeted: When I hear Lana Del Rey, I feel as if I’m back in the prison camp in the middle of clean up. #associations. Когда я слышу Лану дель рей, я чувствую себя в разгаре генеральной уборки в исправительном лагере. #ассоциации — Надя Толокно (@tolokno) March 7, 2014 Nadya Tolokonnikova […]

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03.06.14 Bucky Turco

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two members of Pussy Riot who were recently whipped by Cossack cavemen at an Olympic protest they were holding 20 miles from Sochi, got assailed again, this time in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. According to the Guardian, the human rights activists were there to look into the […]

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02.20.14 Marina Galperina

This is the new Pussy Riot for “Putin Will Teach You How to Love the Motherland,” starting with delicate music and some waves, until the bright balaclavas emerge triumphantly out of the water and hell breaks loose all over the Olympic International Committee’s fantasy of non-involvement. Though the IOC’s Mark Adam said “what happened wasn’t in the context […]

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02.19.14 Marina Galperina

Earlier today, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina and others were brutally attacked by Cossacks in Sochi, 20 miles from the Olympic Park, while performing a Pussy Riot action. The Cossacks are part of Sochi’s internal security force, beefed up for the Olympics. Shortly after, the IOC denied violations of the Olympic Charter as it was a “local” Sochi issue […]

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