Quantcast
Connect with us

Pussy Riot says they have no regrets over the cathedral protest

Published

on

The jailed members of Russian all-girl punk band Pussy Riot said in an interview Friday they did not regret their protest against President Vladimir Putin as it revealed the “true face” of his regime.

In the interview with French magazine Elle, the trio also said they were convinced their appeal bid set to begin on October 1 would fail.

“I’m not crying and I do not blame anyone,” band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova told the magazine. “No doubts, no regrets.”

ADVERTISEMENT

A Moscow court last month sentenced three members of Pussy Riot to two years in a labour camp for hooliganism motivated by religious hatred over a performance in Moscow’s main cathedral.

In February, they staged a performance in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour cathedral — a “punk prayer” in which they called on the Virgin Mary to drive Putin from power.

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, an ally of Putin, denounced the stunt as “blasphemous”.

“Despite the massive media propaganda of Putin’s system, more and more Russians are not willing to believe in this state and are beginning to hear us, the activists and protestors,” Tolokonnikova said.

Fellow band member Yekaterina Samutsevich said the trial had “unmasked the true face of Putin.”

ADVERTISEMENT

But Samutsevich said she was “almost certain” their appeal bid would fail.

Third band member Maria Alyokhina said she dreamed of meeting her family and was trying to come to grips with prison life. “What’s difficult for me is not being able to express myself,” she said.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Ron DeSantis warned of COVID exposure after attending Florida sheriffs meeting where 5 tested positive: report

Published

on

Top Republican officials in Florida were notified by state health officials of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Florida Sheriffs Association meeting last week which had five attendees subsequently test positive, FOX 13 reported Monday.

"The July 27 meeting at a Bonita Springs hotel brought together 60 people from across the state, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, Attorney General Ashley Moody, Corrections Secretary Mark Inch, incoming House Speaker Chris Sprowls and sheriffs from various parts of Florida," the station reported.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Virginia mayor faces calls to resign after claiming Joe Biden had picked Aunt Jemima for VP

Published

on

On Monday, WTOP reported that Barry Presgraves, the mayor of Luray, Virginia, faces calls to resign following his post on social media that "Joe Biden has just announced Aunt Jemima as his VP pick."

"Mayor Barry Presgraves has been in office since 2008, but earlier announced he would not seek reelection in 2020. A lifelong town resident, he had previously served on the town council," reported Neal Augenstein. "A screenshot, purportedly from Presgraves’ personal Facebook page, was shared with WTOP but was not online Monday."

Continue Reading
 

Facebook

Trump appointee has a Twitter meltdown after public reporting on her far-right beliefs

Published

on

A bigoted Trump appointee at the famed U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has just quit but not before announcing she is teaming up with infamous conspiracy theorists Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman at a Thursday press conference, where she will discuss her "Christian beliefs."

Merritt Corrigan, who once complained the U.S. is in the clutches of a “homo-empire” that pushes a “tyrannical LGBT agenda,” according to Pro-Publica, made several announcements via her now unlocked but mostly-all deleted Twitter account.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image