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Pussy Riot released “Bad Apples,” on tour now, SXSW this week (pics from Chicago)

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”Pussy Riot has never done normal concerts in usual sense of this word, and we intend to continue this tradition,” say the group of the tour. ”Events that we organize are political rallies, not concerts. We intend to make the audience leave the venue or the festival, and to go out and act.”

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Source: http://www.brooklynvegan.com/pussy-riot-released-bad-apples-on-tour-now-sxsw-this-week-pics-from-chicago/

Pussy Riot and Dave Sitek release new music video for activist anthem “Bad Apples”

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Pussy Riot and Dave Sitek release new music video for activist anthem “Bad Apples”  EARMILK (blog)Full coverage

Source: https://earmilk.com/2018/03/09/pussy-riot-and-dave-sitek-release-new-music-video-for-activist-anthem-bad-apples/

Pussy Riot Says Two Members Are Missing Following Detainment by Russian Police

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A Radio Free Europe report yesterday noted that, for undisclosed reasons, three members of political punk band Pussy Riot had been detained by authorities upon their entry into Crimea on Sunday. While no connection has been confirmed, RFE notes that the group demonstrated outside of a Siberian prison on behalf of Crimean film director Oleg Sentsov, who was imprisoned there after…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/02/pussy-riot-members-missing-russian-police/

Russian millennials look to their future: ‘If we don’t do anything now, we will keep living like our parents’

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As Vladimir Putin runs for another term as president of Russia, there is a generation of voters who have never known another leader. We profile some Russian millennials.

Source: http://www.latimes.com/la-fg-russia-profiles-of-youth-20180223-htmlstory.html

Pussy Riot Announces First U.S. Tour

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Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot have announced a “live music performance art” U.S. tour, their first North American trek. The show will be mix of activist performance art and live music, previewed at a December performance in Los Angeles. The tour will kick off in Chicago on March 6 and is slated to stop at Boston Calling and…

Source: https://www.spin.com/2018/02/pussy-riot-2018-us-tour/

Russians Brave Icy Temperatures to Protest Putin and Election
images?q=tbn:ANd9GcT6YtnmnM3pAexEzP4XeKf Russians Brave Icy Temperatures to Protest Putin and Election  New York TimesRussian police raid opposition HQ as election protests begin  ReutersProminent Putin Critic Arrested Amid Nationwide Protests Against Upcoming Election  NPRFull coverage

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/28/world/europe/russia-protests-navalny.html

Semi-naked Russian cadets spark ‘Satisfaction Challenge’

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Russian air cadets dancing in their underwear have gone from threat of expulsion to the start of a video craze.

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-trending-42818533

Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia

Moby Says CIA Agents Asked Him to Spread the Word About Trump and Russia  PitchforkMoby: CIA Agents Asked Me to Help Them Take Down the Trump-Russia Conspiracy  SPINFull coverage

Source: https://pitchfork.com/news/moby-says-cia-agents-asked-him-to-spread-the-word-about-trump-and-russia/

What’s it like being LGBT in Russia? Share your stories

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Hate crime against LGBT people in Russia has doubled in five years. If you’re in the country, we’d like you to share your reaction and experiences

The number of hate crimes against LGBT people in Russia has doubled in five years, according to new research.

The Center for Independent Social Research found that the number of sentences for crimes against LGBT people increased to 65 in 2015 from 18 in 2010. Murders accounted for almost 200 out of 250 crimes analysed, it was found.

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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/dec/07/whats-it-like-being-lgbt-in-russia-share-your-stories

Putin to run again for president

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Russia’s Vladimir Putin is to seek another term as president in next year’s election

Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42256140