Pussy Riot

Is Glastonbury a Feminist Festival?

Wedaeli Chibelushi | Posted 07.07.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Wedaeli Chibelushi

I journeyed to Glastonbury 2015 with these unconvincing stats (and a hefty rucksack) on my back. A weary feminist in every sense, I didn't expect any mind-blowing gender debate from Worthy Farm...

Hacktivism to Balaclava Punk: Protest Must Be Protected in All Its Forms

Thomas Hughes | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK
Thomas Hughes

Protest is increasingly going digital. Whether it is using the internet to organise and report physical acts of protest, using online space as a platform on which to take action, or targeting online infrastructure itself: across the world, people are taking their right to protest online.

Celebrating the Great Patriotic Struggle... To Create Twerk Videos

Neil Durkin | Posted 27.06.2015 | UK
Neil Durkin

Like Pussy Riot, the Novorossiysk "twerk three" were charged with "hooliganism". But for what? Prosecutors apparently argued their twerk video was disrespectful to the memory of those who fought in the Second World War because it was filmed in front of the local war memorial... Like the Pussy Riot church video maybe not to everyone's taste, but a jailable offence?

Pussy Riot Release New Witch Video to Protest Trial of Kremlin Critic

Patrick Reevell | Posted 28.02.2015 | UK Politics
Patrick Reevell

The Russian punk-protest band, Pussy Riot, released a new video late Monday night calling for a mass demonstration in Moscow in response to the trial of a prominent opposition activist. It's the band's first video in almost a year.

Thousands To Protest In Moscow After Putin Foe Navalny Found Guilty Of Fraud

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.12.2014 | UK

Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on central Moscow after Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner and leading adversary to Russia...

Pussy Riot Brings Its Campaign To Cambridge

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina spoke at the Cambridge Union on Saturday, as part of a UK visit to promote their campaign fo...

Pussy Riot To Speak At Cambridge Union

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Members of the Russian feminist protest group Pussy Riot are to speak at the Cambridge Union in November, which has previously played host to figures ...

Not Satisfied With Nailing His Testicles To The Ground, This (Naked) Artist Has Gone Even Further

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.10.2014 | UK

WARNING: This report contains graphic pictures, viewer discretion is advised. An artist has cut off part of his right ear with a kitchen knife. ...

Russia's Ban on Swearing in the Arts - I Say Nyet!

Neil Durkin | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Politics
Neil Durkin

I haven't seen much media coverage of the new ban on swear words in the arts in Russia and I was initially suspicious that it was some kind of hoax. A cock and bull story ...

Spring Into Action

Mark Perryman | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Politics
Mark Perryman

The Oxford Handbook of The History of Communism is as comprehensive as it is challenging. Communism sparked a counter all of its own making 'anti-c...

Has Our Generation Lost Faith?

VV Brown | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
VV Brown

Has our generation lost the conviction too question what we stand for anymore ? Do we even believe in anything that has merit, and when I say merit, I mean a strong conviction, that robs us away from that awful saturated celebrity fat...

Pussy Riot Whipped And Pepper Sprayed By Cossack Militia

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

Cossack militia wielding batons, whips and what appeared to be pepper spray have violently attacked members of Pussy Riot in Sochi. The punk politi...

Pussy Riot Members Arrested In Sochi

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Both members of Pussy Riot, along with the activists and journalists arrested with them, have been released - all wearing their trademark neon...

Clare Balding Trolled On Twitter For Olympic 'Sell-Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Clare Balding has been attacked on Twitter for her perceived 'sell-out' of presenting television coverage of the Winter Olympics. Clare, who is ga...

Get Into the Groove: Why Pussy Riot Should Start Doing Disco Songs

Neil Durkin | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova's campaigning in Russia has always involved a recognition of the need to properly respect women's and LGBTI people's rights and with the Sochi Winter Olympics and its extremely gay-unfriendly backdrop just days away, I hope that Alyokhina and Tolokonnikova can be enticed to knock out a few disco tunes.

WATCH: Gerard Depardieu Gets Sharp End Of Pussy Riot's Tongue

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Pussy Rioters Nadezda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina have been making the most of their recent freedom, speaking forth on a variety of topics dear ...

Understanding Putin (Defining Deviancy Down)

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK
Jeffrey Gedmin

How to square all this? If you want to understand Putin, understand three things...

Out in the Cold: Russia and the Sochi Winter Games

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

By signing so much dissent-strangling legislation, by playing to the most reactionary elements in Russian society, by crushing popular protest and by harassing civil society, Putin is dragging Russia away from its obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights to respect freedom of opinion and expression.

Pussy Riot Are Finally Free, But What About Mikhail Kosenko?

Naomi Westland | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK Politics
Naomi Westland

When Pussy Riot member Nadia Tolokonnikova was freed this week in Putin's much-reported prisoner amnesty, she accused the Russian government of merely putting on "another show ahead of the Olympics...such is their big desire to prevent all European countries from boycotting our [Games]."

Pussy Riot Released From Prison

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The jailed Pussy Riot bandmates are free today under a controversial amnesty, after they were imprisoned for hooliganism for an anti-Putin punk protes...

Why is Putin Pardoning Khodorkovsky Now?

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Politics
Victoria Sadler

There are surprises in politics and there are shocks. Today's announcement from Putin that he is pardoning Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of the original oligarchs and long-time enemy of Putin, most definitely qualifies as a shock.

Pussy Riot Will Soon Be Free... Speech in Russia Will Not

Cathal Sheerin | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK Politics
Cathal Sheerin

Whilst the amnesty granted to the two imprisoned members of Pussy Riot - Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Mariya Alekhina - is to be welcomed, we must view it for what it is: a political stunt by the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin.

Jessica Elgot

Pussy Riot And Greenpeace Activists Given Amnesty

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Pussy Riot and the Greenpeace Arctic 30 could be free within days, after the Russian parliament granted both groups amnesty in a far-reaching new law....

Caroline Frost

'Pussy Versus Putin' - The Insider's View Of Taking On The Kremlin

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

"Pussy... Riot." "It's a tender word for a woman, with disturbance on the streets.... soft but rigid." Thus, in a few short words, do a group of...

Greenpeace Activist Says Jail Term Could End Hopes Of Having Children

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK

British Greenpeace activist Alex Harris has described the "moment of panic" of her and her fellow campaigners, upon realising that a lengthy sentence ...