Pussy Riot

The star of Pussy Riot combines beauty and charisma with quiet courage and a remarkable mind

A conversation about the year that was

This week, the Moscow City Court released Yakaterina Samutsevich, one of the convicted members of the anti-Putin punk collective Pussy Riot. Samutsevich was given a suspended sentence on appeal, while the two-year sentences of Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alkhina were upheld.

Throughout the media’s coverage of the Kremlin’s heinous treatment of Pussy Riot one thing has been shamefully overlooked: their feminism

The thorn in the side of Russia’s kleptocrats stands accused of nonsensical criminal charges that amount to nothing more than the bullying of a mafia state