Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot is a Russian activist punk band. They protest against Putin and want LGTBQ and women’s rights. Pussy Riot is best known for their performance in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral, which a symbol of both government and religious corruption. The group performed the song “Holy Shit” and were arrested within a few seconds for hooliganism.

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This topic interested me, because when I was living in Russia I remember all of these protests that occurred because they were inspired by pussy riot to take a stand against Putin. At the time I didn’t know all that much about the group and only heard about them from friends who were going to protest in favor of Pussy Riot being released. There were a lot of Western artists and performers who came there in order to give their say in whether Pussy Riot should be released. Every time I saw a concert or play I would be reminded that they needed to be free and able to protest.

it was kind of hard to find information on the group/movement. There was a lot of information on the Christ the Saviour Cathedral event, but their before and after I had to watch several documentaries and dig deep into the news reports.

Pussy a Riot is important because it is Russia’s first movement to LGTBQ and women’s rights. Hopefully it gets them one step closer to Putin being out of power. People should know about this, because it shows that even being arrested these women didn’t give up fighting for their rights in their home country.

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