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Pussy Riot!: A Punk Prayer for Freedom: Letters from Prison, Songs, Poems, and Courtroom Statements, Plus Tributes to the Punk Band

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"Can music change the world? Only in very special circumstances. Once in a generation, a band can create a moment on which society turns. Through your brave actions you have provided Russia with such a moment. Your fellow musicians stand with you."—Billy Bragg

On February 21, 2012, five members of a Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot staged a performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. Dressed in brightly colored tights and balaclavas, they performed their punk prayer, asking the Virgin Mary to drive out Russian president Vladimir Putin from the church. After just forty seconds, they were chased out by security. Three members of the collective, Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, known as Masha, Nadya, and Katya, were later arrested and charged with felony hooliganism motivated by religious hatred. As their trial unfolded, these young women became global feminist icons, garnering the attention and support of activists and artists around the world.

SPECIAL TO THE PRINT EDITION: New courtroom statements from October 10 appeal, and tributes by Bianca Jagger, Peaches and Simonne Jones, Tobi Vail, Barbara Browning, Vivien Goldman.

Pussy Riot! is an essential document of this galvanizing historical moment. It includes letters from prison, courtroom statements, defense attorney closing arguments, poems, the infamous punk prayer, and tributes by Yoko Ono, Johanna Fateman, Karen Finley, Justin Vivian Bond, Eileen Myles, and JD Samson.

Pussy Riot is a feminist punk performance collective based in Moscow, Russia. Founded in 2011, they perform public artistic responses to Russian politics. In February of 2012, three members of the group were arrested and charged with felony hooliganism after performing in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich were sentenced to two years in prison.

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Letters from prison, songs, poems, and courtroom statements, plus tributes to the punk band that shook the world.

About the Author

Pussy Riot: PUSSY RIOT is a feminist punk performance collective based in Moscow. Founded in 2011, they perform public artistic responses to Russian politics. In February of 2012, three members of the group were arrested and charged with felony hooliganism after performing in the sanctuary of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, and Yekaterina Samutsevich were sentenced to two years in prison.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface by Amy Scholder, editorial director of the Feminist Press

Virgin Mary, Put Putin Away (Punk Prayer)

Pussy Riot: Art or Politics?

Letter by Masha in Prison

Letters by Nadya in Prison

Death to Prison, Freedom to Protest

Letter to Patriarch Kirill

Kropotkin-Vodka

Letter to President Medvedev

Putin Has Pissed Himself

Opening Courtroom Statement by Masha

Opening Courtroom Statement by Nadya

Raze the Pavement

Excerpts from the Court Transcript

Closing Statement by Defense Attorney Violetta Volkova

Closing Statement by Defense Attorney Mark Feygin

Closing Statement by Defense Attorney Nikolay Polozov

Closing Courtroom Statement by Katya

Closing Courtroom Statement by Nadya

Closing Courtroom Statement by Masha

Three Poems by Masha

Tributes to Pussy Riot

Yoko Ono, Bianca Jagger, Peaches and Simonne Jones, Barbara Browning, Tobi Vail, Vivien Goldman, Johanna Fateman, JD Samson, Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond, and Karen Finley

Product Details

ISBN:
9781558618343
Author:
Pussy Riot
Publisher:
Feminist Press
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
7.5 x 4.5 in

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