Friday, February 21, 2014

Pussy Riot's Putin Protest Prevails




After several tumultuous days that included police detentions, interrogations and a public flogging from angry Cossacks, the dissident punk band Pussy Riot struck back.

The controversial Russian musicians released an angry music video on Thursday February 20, 2014 slamming Russian President Vladimir Putin's crackdown on free speech and political expression. They also took aim at the Sochi Olympics' whopping $50 billion price tag.

Titled "Putin Will Teach You To Love Your Country," the music video (above) included footage filmed Wednesday February 19, 2014 of Cossacks -- modern-day descendants of 19th-century horsemen who pushed the boundaries of the Russian empire -- flogging the women moments after they began lip-synching their song next to a large "Sochi 2014" sign in the Olympic city.

"The goal is to show what it's like to be a political activist in Olympic Sochi," Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova said. MORE HERE, HERE & HERE


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