Svobodu Pussy Riot

Steve Protesting

This could be seen as of topic in terms of what I mostly go on and on about on this blog but I am about to make the case for a demonstration me and my wife attended last month. The demonstration was in support of the the Punk Rock Art Activist Performance group Pussy Riot. In case you are unaware Pussy Riot are a group based in the contemporary artist activist community of the great Moscow area. Under the rule of  Vladimir Putin a lot of social injustice has raised its head over the last decade, many young and educated Russians have taken it upon themselves to be the only aspect of modern Russian society willing to act with braveness and express there opinions which are counter to the dominant pro Putin culture. They attempt to do this by highlighting the many contradictions which surround there everyday lives, groups like Voina who painted a large cock and balls on a mechanical bridge adjacent the former KGB headquarters.

Pussy Riot performed a Punk Rock Prayer in a very prominent church in Moscow city centre, which caused three of their members to be arrested.

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Yekaterina Samutsevich

Maria Alyokhina

A show trial commenced and as we protested we learned the news that all three would serve a sentence of two years. I have placed this demonstration into this blog because it is clear that speculation alone is not enough, it has to be used to forecast the outcomes many factors including injustice. Here is some of the documentation of the day.

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