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Marat Gelman, a well-known Russian art figure, wrote that he would like to see, as president of Russia, not Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, but Nadia Tolokonnikova.
What do our American friends need to understand about all of the events of the Sochi Olympics? That behind the Iron Curtain, things are very bad.
Masha Alyokhina (left) and Nadya Tolokonnikova of the band Pussy Riot chat with Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central's The Colbert
"They beat you once, then may come grab your hair, hit your head on the sewing machine or take you into a punishment cell, there they kick you using hands, legs, or remove the belt from a sewing machine and thrash you with it."
It is a completely cynical game by the central government.
KRASNOYARSK, Russia, Dec 23 (Reuters) - Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was freed from prison on Monday under an
"It is a disgusting and cynical act," Tolokonnikova, looking relaxed in a black coat and chequered shirt, told Reuters at
"Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it," says the opening quote to the film Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer. The line, from poet Vladimir Mayakovsky, suggests that art is an act of dissidence, and therein dissidence creates a better tomorrow, a better future.
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Russian media reported Tolokonnikova submitted a request for early release this week. Alyokhina's request has already been