Pussy Riot


Video: Protester Disrupts St. Petersburg Philharmonic Concert in San Francisco

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

A concert Monday night in San Francisco by the St. Petersburg Philharmonic was interrupted by a gay rights activist.

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How to Get Your Mind Around Pussy Riot

Thursday, February 06, 2014

First of all, they're not a band, they're an art collective. Masha Gessen, author of Words Will Break Cement: The Passion Of Pussy Riot, talks about the group's creation, agitation, incarceration and newfound freedom.



How To Get Your Mind Around Pussy Riot; Jason Isbell Plays Live; David Fricke On Guitar Hero Mike Bloomfield

Thursday, February 06, 2014

In this episode: From Russia With Soundcheck continues with a look at the political Russian performance art collective Pussy Riot: While the members of Pussy Riot were serving their sentence in a labor camp, journalist Masha Gessen painstakingly researched the social and political conditions that led a group of otherwise “ordinary” young women to stage a protest that galvanized Russian society. Gessen talks about Pussy Riot and the book Words Will Break Cement.

Then, Jason Isbell -- a former member of Drive-By Truckers -- landed on many best of 2013 lists with Southeastern, an album filled with emotion, regret and one super-bad night in a Super 8. Isbell has since gotten sober -- and married the singer and fiddler Amanda Shires. The duo perform in the studio.

And: Mike Bloomfield is rock's greatest forgotten guitar hero, says Rolling Stone's senior editor David Fricke. Fricke reflects on Bloomfield's lasting legacy, as documented in a new box set.



In NYC, Pussy Riot Target Russian Politics, Prisons

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Russian band has formed a human rights group to continue their activism, on the eve of their concert at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.



Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot to Perform in Brooklyn

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


Two members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot who were recently released from prison will appear at an Amnesty International concert in Brooklyn February 5th.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Masha Gessen on the Release of Pussy Riot Members

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Journalist Masha Gessen looks at Pussy Riot's arrest and the recent release of two members of the band. She also discusses Vladimir Putin as a leader, gay rights in Russia, and the lead up to the Olympics in Sochi. She's the author of Words will Break Cement: The Passion of Pussy Riot and The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

“Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer”

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Directors Mike Lerner and Maxim Pozdorovkin discuss their documentary “Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer.” It tells the story of Nadia, Masha, and Katia, members of the feminist art collective who were arrested and charged with religious hatred after they performed a 40 second "punk prayer" inside Russia's main cathedral.

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The Takeaway

Member of Pussy Riot Released

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

One of the members of Pussy Riot has been released. David Herszenhorn, who has been reporting on the issue for the New York Times, discusses the importance of the case, and what is at stake in Russia.

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Russian PM Calls for Pussy Riot to be Freed

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday called for three members of the punk band Pussy Riot to be freed, a sign that the women's release could be imminent since their case comes up for appeal on Oct. 1.



Controversy Remains In Post-Pussy Riot Russia

Thursday, September 06, 2012

In mid-August, three members of Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for "hooliganism driven by religious hatred" after a controversial impromptu performance in one of Moscow’s major Christian Orthodox cathedrals. But the story of the all-female collective isn’t yet over. Since their verdict was handed down, the rift between Christian Orthodox activists and Pussy Riot supporters has grown. Robert Mackey, who reports for and edits the New York Times blog The Lede, joins us to explain more. 


The Brian Lehrer Show

The Pussy Riot Trial in Russia

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Members of the band, Pussy Riot, are on trial in Russia. Nina Khrushcheva, a professor in the International Affairs Program at the New School, senior fellow at World Policy Institute and author of Imagining Nabokov: Russia Between Art and Politics, and Masha Lipman, the editor of the Pro et Contra journal, published by Carnegie Moscow Center, and contributor to The New Yorker's website about the trial, discuss what it says about the Putin regime, free speech in Russia, and the protest movement there.

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On The Media

The Trial of Pussy Riot

Friday, August 10, 2012

This week saw closing statements in the trial of feminist punk collective Pussy Riot, charged with “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred," after a protest performance in a Moscow Church. Brooke talks to GQ Russia editor Michael Idov about how, in prosecuting this case, the Russian government has turned Pussy Riot into an international cause


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