Pussy Riot activists will bring a revolutionary punk opera to Prague

Pussy Riot activists will bring a revolutionary punk opera to Prague
Pussy Riot activists will bring a revolutionary punk opera to Prague

Since its inception, the group has traveled all over the world, becoming famous for the happening in the Moscow Cathedral of Christ the Savior, for which three members were sentenced to prison terms. Thanks to the organization Amnesty International, which informed the general public in detail about the case, they were released at the end of 2013.

However, their fight for freedom does not end there. Founding member Marija Alyokhin spent last year in prison for supporting political opponent Vladimir Putin. She only managed to escape from house arrest disguised as a food delivery woman.

A member of Ajsoltan was also arrested in Croatia at the beginning of June Niyazov, who was accused by her native Turkmenistan of embezzling 40 million dollars belonging to the central bank. Fortunately, both will be presented in Prague. The movement mainly fights for feminism, the rights of LGBT people and freedom of speech.

Between 2014 and 2016, Pussy Riot recorded and released several music videos, such as Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland, Make America Great Again and Organs. She has appeared as a speaker at many international festivals, conferences and other events in the USA, Canada and many European countries, Australia and Singapore.

At Pussy Riot’s request, the proceeds from the performance will go to Kyiv to rebuild a children’s hospital.

The article is in Czech

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