Posts Tagged ‘square one politics’

August 2012

Two Years for Pussy Riot and International Disdain for Russia

Square One Politics

On the 17th of August three members of the Russian feminist punk-rock collective ‘Pussy Riot’ were sentenced to two years of prison convicted of hooliganism. The alleged hooliganism was a politically charged impromptu performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Russian politics is marred with corruption and deceit; in this blog I will explain why Pussy Riot staged their performance, why they have been sentenced and how this reflects on Russia.

In March 2012 three members of Pussy Riot were arrested for their performance in a cathedral in Moscow which called for Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to resign. Lyrics from the performance included:

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, banish Putin, banish Putin,
Virgin Mary, Mother of God, banish him, we pray thee!

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