”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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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…
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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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