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Freemuse meets Pussy Riot: Punk is a great inspiration

14 May 2014

There was a good deal of humour and a talk about the meaning of punk culture when original Pussy Riot members Masha and Nadya (Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova) met Freemuse Director Ole Reitov in front of an audience at a jam-packed Kulturhuset in Oslo, Norway, on 13 May 2014. …

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Russia: Freedom to imprisoned Pussy Riot members

4 January 2014

Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina were among those prisoners released on a general amnesty on 23 December 2013. Among the criteria for amnesty were those in prison for non-violent offences and mothers of young children. “We didn’t ask for any pardon. I would have sat here until …

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Russia: Jailed Pussy Riot member appeals to high court

12 November 2013

Pussy Riot punk band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has asked Russia’s Supreme Court to throw out her conviction and two-year prison sentence, her lawyer said on 7 November 2013. Khrunova said the appeal included an argument that the protest, which band members said was meant to criticize close ties between Putin …

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Russia: Pussy Riot member punished with move to prison in Siberia

6 November 2013

The husband of the imprisoned Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said he had received “100 percent reliable” information that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is being moved to a prison in the Krasnoyarsk region, four time zones and 2,000 miles from Moscow. The specific prison is not yet known, said the husband, Petya …

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