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The Trial Of Pussy Riot In Russia

Posted on July 31, 2012
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I have the utmost admiration for Pussy Riot, who have taken the spirit of Punk Rock and Riot Grrrls and organised anti-Putin protests, including the now infamous performance in a church that lead to them being arrested and put on trial.

This is unquestionably a great injustice and typical of the increasing authoritarianism that Putin and his cronies are inflicting on the Russian people. Once KGB, always KGB.

However, as tragic as this is for the poor girls and Russian society in general, I think there's a positive to be taken from this. Their protest and trial will become legendary and I'm sure in years to come one of the definining moments in punk rock and the music protest movement. What would have passed un-noticed by virtually everyone has now gone global.

Pussy Riot you are the Crass of Russia, you have scared the establishment - I salute you!

For a great article by Sydney Brownstone here.

Please support them, there's campaigns on Facebook, Twitter, petitions etc. and a protest website which if you're inclined you can donate to their legal fees.

This is an image in support of Pussy Riot created by Jamie Reid.

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