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on 18 Aug 2012 02:49

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Pussy Riot members

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
1. Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
"We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search. "
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's prison letters to Slavoj Žižek

"Doesn’t matter what you say we are free, and can say what we want. We are imprisoned but we’re freer than you. We will say whatever we like, which you cannot"

"Who is to blame for the performance at the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and for our being put on trial after the concert? The authoritarian political system is to blame. What Pussy Riot does is oppositional art or politics."

"Every day, more people understand that if the system is attacking three young women who performed in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior for thirty seconds with such vehemence, it only means that this system fears the truth, sincerity, and straightforwardness we represent."

Nadezhda Tolokonnikoba at the conclusion of Pussy Riot trial.





Interview With Husband of Pussy Riot Member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova



"My daughter tells everyone that Putin has locked her mother in a cage and that we have to find a way to get her out," Verzilov said. "She draws diagrams showing how we can go about doing this with bulldozers and buses, first by tearing down the prison walls and then by breaking open the cage."

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Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating
2. Maria Alyokhina
"I am not afraid of your poorly concealed fraud of a verdict in this so-called court because it can deprive me of my freedom. No one will take my inner freedom away."



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Average listal rating (2 ratings) 4.5  IMDB Rating
3. Ekaterina Samutsevich
"Our criminal case is political censorship from the side of the authorities, the start of a campaign of authoritarian, repressive measures aimed at lowering the level of political activism and provoking a feeling of fear among citizens who hold opposition views"

Pussy Riot Closing Statements


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Support from musicians

Average listal rating (1124 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
4. Madonna
"I think that these three girls -- Masha, Katya, Nadya --I think that they have done something courageous," the pop star said in footage of her Moscow concert last night posted on the Ekho Moskvy radio station’s website. "They have paid a price for this act. I pray for their freedom."

"I am against censorship and throughout my whole career I've always promoted freedom of expression, freedom of speech. So obviously, I think that what happened to them (Pussy Riot) is unfair,” Madonna told Reuters. “I think art should be political. Historically speaking, art always reflects what's going on socially. So for me, it's hard to separate the idea of being an artist and being political."

"I protest the conviction and sentencing of Pussy Riot to a penal colony for two years for a 40-second performance extolling their political opinions. They’ve spent enough time in jail. I call on all of Russia to let Pussy Riot go free"

Madonna strips in Moscow in support of Pussy Riot





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Average listal rating (118 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
5. Kate Nash
"I feel really sad, but I think people expected the verdict to be guilty. I think it's important for artists to be opinionated and it just seems messed up to me that you do that and then you are shut down."

"I am an opinionated person and I want to challenge the world I live in and challenge the government if I don't agree with them."

"It's just terrible, the way they've been treated throughout the trial. It's disgusting and it says a lot of sad things about this world we live in. It's really messed up and really twisted."

Kate Nash signed a letter calling on Putin to release Pussy Riot

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Average listal rating (359 ratings) 7.9  IMDB Rating
6. Paul McCartney
McCartney wrote a letter in support of Pussy Riot, stating:

"Many people in the civilized world are allowed to voice their opinions and as long as they do not hurt anyone in doing so I believe this is the best way forward for all societies. I hope you can stay strong and belive that I and many others like me who believe in free speech will do everything in our power to support you and the idea of artistic freedom."

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Average listal rating (604 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
7. Björk
"dear folks

here comes a statement in defense of pussy riot :

as a musician and a mother i would like to express i fiercely dont agree with them being put to jail because of their peaceful protest performance . they are currently standing trial and facing seven years in prison for this .

in my opinion the russian authorities should let them go home to their families and children

i would like to invite pussy riot to join me in a particular song on stage : which was written for all enhancement of justice ( you can guess : once , which one )

warmth , björk"

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Average listal rating (18 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating
8. Billy Bragg
"To Pussy Riot: 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."

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Average listal rating (796 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
9. Red Hot Chili Peppers
Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis wore a shirt with “Pussy Riot” emblazoned on it



"This is for the girls in Pussy Riot," Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos told the crowd at Sunday's Afisha Picnic, introducing the song This Fire. "[It] is dedicated to all of those musicians that end up in jail for just saying what they think." (Anthony Kiedis)

"Nadya, Katya and Masha, we love you and we support you. We are here to help you. I think about you all the time. I applaud your courage, I pray for your release, I will try to inform as many people as possible about what is going [on] with you." (Michael "Flea" Balzary)

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Average listal rating (70 ratings) 4.1  IMDB Rating
10. Yoko Ono
"Mr. Putin, you are a wise man & don’t need to fight with musicians and their friends. Keep space in prison for serious criminals"

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Yoko Ono sent a personal message to Samutsevich, saying that "the power of your every word is now growing in us."

Average listal rating (242 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
11. Sting
"It's appalling that the musicians from Pussy Riot could face prison sentences of up to seven years in jail"

"Surely the Russian authorities will completely drop these spurious charges and allow the women, these artists, to get back to their lives and to their children"

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Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.9  IMDB Rating
12. Kathleen Hanna
"And maybe if this trial turns out as the prosecutors want it to, with the women getting at least 3 years, we all play benefits and go to Russia en masse under the banner that we are all Pussy Riot, Yoko Ono could be in Pussy Riot, Patti Smith could be wearing a mask next to a troupe of girls from Tennessee storming the Cathedral of Christ the Savior screaming ‘We are all Pussy Riot!!!’"

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Average listal rating (8 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
13. Alex Kapranos
"Please show your support for the jailed members of the band Pussy Riot, even if you are not a fan of their music I'm sure you are all fans of their right to express their opinion. Any world leader who claims to be a fan of the Beatles and John Lennon then attempts to imprison contemporary musicians who express their political views, is the worst kind of hypocrite: a dangerous one"

Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand dedicated a song to the jailed Russian punk band members. He also signed a letter calling on Putin to release Pussy Riot

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Average listal rating (157 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
14. Patti Smith
"I’m very concerned with the young girls in Moscow, who are on trial for just being free, for expressing themselves"

She was sporting a T-shirt printed with the words FREE PUSSY RIOT.

"It’s a small way to show my solidarity", she says of the t-shirt.

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Average listal rating (152 ratings) 7.3  IMDB Rating
15. Faith No More
"Pussy Riot obviously pushed buttons and crossed a line that is rarely crossed in Russia. I respect the Orthodox Church but also unconditionally respect where Pussy Riot went with their artistic statement and I applaud their bravery."

"We've always encouraged art forms that provoke. We've made a career of doing just that with our music. We recognized that Pussy Riot provokes intellectual thought and thought it would be an interesting addition to the show."

"It is my opinion that the women should be immediately released. They deserve no punishment. They are Russian pioneers in the movement for free speech." (Roddy Bottum)

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Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
16. Peter Gabriel
Expressed his support of Pussy Riot in a letter:
"Nadya, Katya, Masha. You have the right to make your own prayers — from the heart. I hope you will be released very, very soon. We are all watching."

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Average listal rating (20 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
17. Jarvis Cocker
Jarvis and other musicians signed a letter calling on Putin to release Pussy Riot, stating:

"We are especially concerned about recent reports that food is being withheld from them and that they have appeared in court in a cage"

"We believe firmly that it is the role of the artist to make legitimate political protest and fight for freedom of speech."

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Average listal rating (238 ratings) 4.7  IMDB Rating
18. Courtney Love
"F*ck f*ck f*ck, this pisses me off", on Twitter

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Average listal rating (196 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
19. Genesis
"The Russians are a very smart, able and independent people who will, for sure, determine who governs them and how they do it"

"We outsiders (and musicians) are now being asked to help them to throw off the heavy blanket of silence, to let a little light into Russia's darkest corners."

"Turning away doesn't seem like the right thing to do."

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Average listal rating (58 ratings) 5.2  IMDB Rating
20. Boy George
"It's a sad day because I actually love Russia! What's happening to this great nation that it's afraid of poofs, Madonna and pussy!"

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Average listal rating (24 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
21. Die Antwoord

Average listal rating (180 ratings) 5.8  IMDB Rating
22. Sum 41
“Punk — it’s not a crime, it’s just another point of view"

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Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
23. Johnny Marr
Former Smiths guitarist. Signed a letter calling on Putin to release Pussy Riot

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Average listal rating (11 ratings) 7.2  IMDB Rating
24. Refused
Refused Live Vancouver- Free Pussy Riot speech! August 27th

Average listal rating (68 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
25. Pete Townshend
The Who's Pete Townshend and other artists wrote in The Times:

"We are extremely concerned about the treatment [Pussy Riot] have received since their arrest and during their trial. We feel that a minor breach of the peace for an incident at the Cathedral of Christ The Saviour in Moscow in February was a legitimate protest."

"Dissent is right in any democracy and it is entirely disproportionate that they face seven years in jail for what we consider a preposterous charge of 'hooliganism motivated by religious hatred'."

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Average listal rating (81 ratings) 7.7  IMDB Rating
26. The Black Keys
Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney vowed to not play a show in Russia over what he described as its move to "imprison innocent musicians for speaking their minds peacefully."

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Average listal rating (42 ratings) 7.1  IMDB Rating
27. Corinne Bailey Rae
Called for the release of the detained Pussy Riot members.

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Average listal rating (4 ratings) 4.8  IMDB Rating
28. Cornershop

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
29. Neil Tennant
Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys

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Average listal rating (27 ratings) 7.5  IMDB Rating
30. The Beastie Boys

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
31. Zola Jesus

Average listal rating (280 ratings) 6.6  IMDB Rating
32. Bryan Adams

Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
33. The Joy Formidable

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 6  IMDB Rating
34. Iiro Rantala

Average listal rating (1 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
35. Micachu

Average listal rating (73 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
36. Rise Against


Support from actors

Average listal rating (504 ratings) 6.1  IMDB Rating
37. Mischa Barton
"I can't believe sentencing Pussy Riot to 2 years in jail. As someone who lived in Moscow and has filmed and seen inside the jails my heart goes out"

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Average listal rating (1054 ratings) 7  IMDB Rating
38. Danny DeVito
"Mr Putin... Pussy Riot... set 'em free..."

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Average listal rating (291 ratings) 7.4  IMDB Rating
39. Stephen Fry
"Another quick break from my twitter-holiday to urge you to do everything to help the #PussyRiots independent.co.uk/news/world/eur… Pressure Putin!"

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Average listal rating (331 ratings) 6.8  IMDB Rating
40. Chloë Sevigny
Took part in New York demonstrations, reading a letter written in prison by Alyokhina of Pussy Riot.

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Average listal rating (1259 ratings) 6.9  IMDB Rating
41. Elijah Wood

Average listal rating (133 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
42. Adrian Grenier


Other supporters

Average listal rating (6 ratings) 6.7  IMDB Rating
43. Garry Kasparov
"We’ve been saying Putin is a dictator for years who doesn’t care about the law. Today, he proved it." — Gary Kasparov, Russian opposition leader and chess champion, after being arrested for protesting in support of Pussy Riot

Average listal rating (8 ratings) 7.8  IMDB Rating
44. Slavoj Zizek
"What is a modest Pussy Riot obscene provocation in a church compared to the accusation against Pussy Riot, this gigantic obscene provocation of the state apparatus which mocks any notion of decent law and order? Was the act of Pussy Riot cynical? There are two kinds of cynicism: the bitter cynicism of the oppressed which unmasks the hypocrisy of those in power, and the cynicism of the oppressors themselves who openly violate their own proclaimed principles. The cynicism of Pussy Riot is of the first kind, while the cynicism of those in power — why not call their authoritarian brutality a Prick Riot — is of the much more ominous second kind."

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Average listal rating (9 ratings) 8.9  IMDB Rating
45. Julian Assange
"On Friday, a Russian band were sentenced to two years in jail for a political performance.

There is unity in the oppression.

There must be absolute unity and determination in the response."

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Felipe Unger's rating:


 

Three young women have been sentenced to two years by Russian authorities for allegedly performing a protest song in a cathedral as part of feminist punk group "Pussy Riot".

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich were arrested in March 2012 and yesterday (August 17, 2012) found guilty of "hooliganism".



The ‘Punk Prayer’ that landed Pussy Riot in prison.

Live at Christ Savior Cathedral, Moscow
February 21st, 2012

(choir)


Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
put Putin away, put Putin away

(end chorus)


Black robe, golden epaulettes
All parishioners crawl to bow
The phantom of liberty is in heaven
Gay-pride sent to Siberia in chains

The head of the KGB, their chief saint,
Leads protesters to prison under escort
In order not to offend His Holiness
Women must give birth and love

Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!
Shit, shit, the Lord’s shit!

(Chorus)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, become a feminist
Become a feminist, become a feminist

(end chorus)

The Church’s praise of rotten dictators
The cross-bearer procession of black limousines
A teacher-preacher will meet you at school
Go to class - bring him money!

Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin
Bitch, better believe in God instead
The belt of the Virgin can’t replace mass-meetings
Mary, Mother of God, is with us in protest!

(Chorus)

Virgin Mary, Mother of God, put Putin away
Рut Putin away, put Putin away

(end chorus)

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