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‘I Can’t Breathe’: Pussy Riot Releases Haunting New Video

Posted February 20th, 2015 at 1:23 pm (UTC+0)
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One of my colleagues here at the VOA, corruption correspondent Jeffrey Young, drew my attention today to a new video by Russian “opposition rock” group, Pussy Riot–its first English-language single–titled “I Can’t Breathe.” It’s a tough video to watch:  Singers Masha Alekhina and Nadya Tolokonnikova, dressed in the uniforms of Russia’s special riot police, are […]

Russia: Silencing Critics at Sochi

Posted February 18th, 2014 at 5:32 pm (UTC+0)
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The arrests of several activists near Sochi have renewed attention on the ways in which dissent is suppressed in Russia.  Two members of the feminist punk group Pussy Riot were released after being arrested and detained for a short period Tuesday.  Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina say this was their arrest in three days. Tolokonnikova’s […]

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