Pussy Riot

Democracy? Are you joking, don’t you? What an old-fashioned concept! Dictators are highly appreciated characters by the so-called civilized West, it’s enough to think of Muhammad Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi who not so long time ago was at least the best friend of most of the European leaders and presidents, it’s enough to look closer what a friendly and respectful relation is between all the – once again – so-called Capitalist and democratic world, the Occident, and Vladimir Vladimirovici Putin, or how little dictators as Victor Orban of Hungary or Traian Basescu of Romania are encouraged and supported by the leaders of the European Union – and even by Uncle Sam – and things are pretty clear for anybody who really want to see. But the fact is, nobody want to see, to hear, to give a s*it. The best interest of the West is to keep in office strong leaders (dictators) who are capable by any mean to keep masses under control. Nobody need a second opinion on anything. This is the new age and a new, pervert form of global colonization.
The so-called “free world” it’s not so free anymore and the democracy is a meaningless expression good only to hide behind. This is a fact now. And this is a world I do not feel comfortable to living in.
Now, Pussy Riot is a Russian feminist punk-rock collective that stages politically provocative impromptu performances in Moscow, on subjects such as the status of women in Russia, and most recently against the election campaign of Prime Minister Putin for president of Russia.
When artists are jailed, no matter what they did, something is definitively wrong with this world. Probably some politicians, and journalist from both, East and West will raise their voice in the favor of the arrested members of Pussy Riot, but honestly, I believe most of them will do it only formally and eventually to gain some sympathy in their own benefit.
During February 2012, as a part of a protest movement against Vladimir Putin, Pussy Riot performed a punk rock song in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour of the Russian Orthodox Church in Moscow.
The song was performed in the Altar, which in Orthodox churches is a segregated, most sacred area in the church, where only priesthood is allowed – I actually did not see this on the video, and I honestly do not believe that the girls actually enter the Altar. In the song, the group prayed to the “Theotokos” (rus. Bogoroditsa) to “chase Putin out”.
On 3 March Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, two alleged members of Pussy Riot, were arrested by Russian authorities and accused of “hooliganism”, for which they face up to 7 years in prison.

Both arrested women at first denied being members of the group and started a hunger strike in protest against being held in jail away from their young children until their case comes to trial in April. On 16 March another woman, Ekaterina Samutsevitch, who had earlier been questioned as a witness in this case, was similarly arrested and charged.
On 4 June the group was presented with formal charges on an indictment 2,800 pages long.
On 4 July they were informed that they would have to finish preparing their defense by 9 July. They announced a hunger strike in response, saying that two working days was inadequate time for preparations for a trial defense. On 21 July the court extended their pre-trial detention by another six months.
All three members of Pussy Riot are recognized as political prisoners by the Union of Solidarity with Political Prisoners (SPP). Amnesty International named them prisoners of conscience due to “the severity of the response of the Russian authorities”.

The trial of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyekhina and Ekaterina Samutsevich started at 10.30 a.m. Moscow time on the 30 July. The trial is scheduled to go until 15 August, excluding Wednesdays. The defendants pleaded not guilty, insisting that they had not meant their protest to be offensive.

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