Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova: Why I have gone on hunger strike


Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Beginning Monday, 23 September, I am going on hunger strike. This is an extreme method, but I am convinced that it is my only way out of my current situation.

The penal colony administration refuses to hear me. But I, in turn, refuse to back down from my demands. I will not remain silent, resigned to watch as my fellow prisoners collapse under the strain of slavery-like conditions. I demand that the colony administration respect human rights; I demand that the Mordovia camp function in accordance with the law. I demand that we be treated like human beings, not slaves. (more…)

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(Русский) «Двушечка». Зона исправления для Pussy Riot


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(Русский) Путин обвинил участницу Pussy Riot в антисемитизме


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(Русский) Суд заменил наказание Самуцевич на условное, приговор Толоконниковой и Алехиной остался прежним


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(Русский) Инквизиция в Москве: трёх феминисток из панк-группы «Pussy Riot» приговорили к двум годам колонии общего режима


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(Русский) Pussy Riot: Мы не можем больше рыдать


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(Русский) Хамовнический суд Москвы продлил арест на полгода участницам Pussy Riot


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Moscow City Court upholds extended detention for “Pussy Riot”.


The Moscow City Court has affirmed the arrest extension until June 24 of alleged Pussy Riot punk gang member Maria Alyokhina, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Ekaterina Samutsevich, who have been charged with public disorder in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow.

The court ruled against their request to be released. The 3 women participated in the hearing via video conference from a pretrial detention center, although she earlier asked to be brought to the court.  The suspected Pussy Riot members are now under detention. Investigators charged the women with hooliganism. They may receive up to seven years in prison.

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Pussy Riot: Manifesto by Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from 05/04/2012


The Letter written by N. Tolokonniokova in which she outlines the problematics of Gender Equality and other fundamental freedoms in frames of ethical consensus monopolized by the Russian Orthodox Church and the Russian State, absent the plurality of the people of Russia and incarceration of Pussy Riot, as its main actors.

“The non-inoculated perspectivist understanding of truth, the notion of its dependence on the chosen frame of reference as well as on the language in which this truth is established and formulated lends itself toward such characteristic perceptions as sexism, ageism, xenophobia, and the lack of respect for non-classical practices and non-standard values as well as for the stylistic peculiarities of the lives of certain groups in society. Those who judge the activists of the punk-group Pussy Riot (P.R.) assess their activity from the height of a non-critical understanding of truth whereby they assume that there exists only one truth and that only they who are bringing judgment to bear have the right to establish this truth. I call such truth patriarchal, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, traditionalist, and fundamentalist. By rejecting all other perspectives and ways of thinking, those who side with the fundamentalist theory of a single truth move the ethical, legal, and other social norms, as well as the permissible limits of deviation from the normative models of behavior into the ranks of customs and traditions, i.e. things that are nonpolitical, that do not depend on the results of social discussion. Thus the ideal pluralistic model for social order, which assumed constant political competition between different systems of norms, as well as the constant contention between alternative views of the world, influencing the decision making process on national and other levels, as created by the difficult 20th century is hereby repudiated. Instead of competitive pluralism what we have is the consecutive naturalization of one of the possible pictures of the world. It is that picture to which adhere members of past and present law enforcement agencies, which make up the current political elite of Russia. This elite includes the Holy Patriarch Kirill. (more…)

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Letter of Maria Alyekhina from prison


This letter was given to Masha’s friends by one of her lawyers, Nikolay Polozov. It was written back when she didn’t have an opportunity to pass letters to anyone. She was transferred to a more desnely-populated prison cell after.

March 12, 2012
Second day of pre-trial detention.

My only cell-mate Nina and I sleep on metal beds in outdoor clothes. She sleeps in a fur coat, I sleep in a coat.
It’s so cold in the cell our noses get red and our feet are ice cold, but we are not allowed to get into bed under the covers before the bedtime bell. The holes in the window frames are stuffed in with hygiene pads and bread crumbs, the sky is all orange from the street lamps at night.

I’ve officially stopped my hunger strike so I now drink warm coloured water (tea) and eat dry bread three times a day. The metal bed tables are terrifying, it seems it’s easy to smash your head against the edges. (more…)

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