Pussy Riot http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/22477/all en Russian court refuses bail for female punk rockers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/russia-Putin-female-punk-rockers The decision by a Moscow court on Friday to refuse bail to three members of a female punk band called Pussy Riot and extend their pretrial detention until January strains the imagination. What's the logic?<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/russia-Putin-female-punk-rockers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Putin Russia Chatter Russia Fri, 20 Jul 2012 21:06:59 +0000 Gregory Feifer 5712860 at http://www.globalpost.com Russia: Pussy Riot defendants allege trial 'torture' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120731/russia-pussy-riot-trial-torture "They were given no food to eat and were not allowed to sleep," said defense attorney Violetta Volkova. "It's torture."<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120731/russia-pussy-riot-trial-torture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Russia Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:55:00 +0000 News Desk 5714312 at http://www.globalpost.com Pussy Riot: Madonna, Stalin, and Aleksei Navalny http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120808/pussy-riot-madonna-stalin-and-aleksei-navalny "No one will take my inner freedom away," band member Maria Alyokhina told the court.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120808/pussy-riot-madonna-stalin-and-aleksei-navalny" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Russia Wed, 08 Aug 2012 16:05:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5715417 at http://www.globalpost.com Pussy Riot: Russia's deputy prime minister calls Madonna a whore http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120809/pussy-riot-russian-deputy-prime-minister-calls-mondana-wh <!--paging_filter--><p>Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin publically insulted Madonna via <a href="https://twitter.com/Rogozin" target="_blank">Twitter</a> yesterday.&nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;Every former w. who has aged wants to give lectures about morals, especially during tours and gigs abroad,&quot; he wrote. The &quot;w,&quot; translated from Russian, is an abbreviation that roughly means &quot;slut,&quot; &#39;bitch,&quot; or the closest alternative, &quot;whore.&quot;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120809/pussy-riot-russian-deputy-prime-minister-calls-mondana-wh" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot World Leaders Russia Thu, 09 Aug 2012 18:58:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5715586 at http://www.globalpost.com What is Pussy Riot? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120810/pussy-riot-putin-russia-trial-protest <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">MOSCOW &mdash; Although Pussy Riot&#39;s members </span>have become martyrs for the Russian opposition and an international cause c&eacute;l&egrave;bre, very little is known beyond their punk videos and pictures of their youthful faces behind the glass of a bullet-proof courtroom pen.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120810/pussy-riot-putin-russia-trial-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Entertainment Europe Russia Sat, 11 Aug 2012 10:16:00 +0000 Tom Balmforth 5715738 at http://www.globalpost.com Pussy Riot verdict: Punk rock band found guilty of hooliganism http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/pussy-riot-verdict-punk-rock-band-found-guilty-hooliganis Three young women from Pussy Riot have been in jail since March, after staging an anti-Putin protest at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. International celebrities, including Gary Kasparov, Paul McCartney, Sting and Madonna, have rallied to the punk rockers' cause. When the judge read today's verdict finding them guilty on "hooliganism, a grave violation of public order," the women — who sat in a glass cage, yawned defiantly. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/pussy-riot-verdict-punk-rock-band-found-guilty-hooliganis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Russia Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:43:00 +0000 Mariya Karimjee 5716344 at http://www.globalpost.com In-depth series: Pussy Riot found guilty http://www.globalpost.com/series/depth-series-pussy-riot Russia's protest punk band Pussy Riot has been sentenced to two years in prison for an anti-Putin protest at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. What does the verdict mean for Russia, Putin and the future of protest in the country? Here's complete GlobalPost coverage from Moscow and around the world. Pussy Riot Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000 5716355 at http://www.globalpost.com Garry Kasparov arrested outside Pussy Riot trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/garry-kasparov-arrested-outside-pussy-riot-trial Russian chess champion Garry Kasparov was among several people arrested outside the court where members of the punk band Pussy Riot were found guilty of hooliganism.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/garry-kasparov-arrested-outside-pussy-riot-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Russia Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:44:13 +0000 Sarah Wolfe 5716365 at http://www.globalpost.com New Pussy Riot song: 'Putin Lights Up the Fires' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/new-pussy-riot-song-putin-lights-the-fires <!--paging_filter--><!-- Start of guardian embedded video --><!-- Start of guardian embedded video --><!-- To prevent the video from auto playing set 'a=true' in the following line of code--><!-- To prevent the video from auto playing set 'a=true' in the following line of code--><p>The punk protestors released a new anti-Putin single today via <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2012/aug/17/pussy-riot-release-new-single-video" target="_blank">t</a><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/video/2012/aug/17/pussy-riot-release-new-single-video" target="_blank">he Guardian</a>.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/new-pussy-riot-song-putin-lights-the-fires" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Russia Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:55:00 +0000 Daniel DeFraia 5716385 at http://www.globalpost.com Pussy Riot's Canadian connection used against band http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/pussy-riot-canada-Nadezhda-Tolokonnikova%20 Prosecutors showed Tolokonnikova's Canadian permanent residency and health-care cards as proof she's acting on behalf of a foreign government to bring down Russia. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/pussy-riot-canada-Nadezhda-Tolokonnikova%20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Canada Russia Fri, 17 Aug 2012 17:04:00 +0000 David Trifunov 5716387 at http://www.globalpost.com Pro-Pussy Riot: The sounds of support http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/pussy-riot-putin-music-madonna-mccartney Vladimir Putin might not like Pussy Riot. In his defense, they aren't his biggest fan either. Still, even without Putin's support, the band has plenty of fans. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/pussy-riot-putin-music-madonna-mccartney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Europe Hollyworld Russia GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 17 Aug 2012 19:36:15 +0000 Jessen O&#039;Brien and Lydia Jessup 5716389 at http://www.globalpost.com Pussy Riot and Russia’s radical artistic tradition http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/pussy-riot-russia-Putin-sentence Jailing Pussy Riot's members for exercising their constitutional right to free expression may appear utterly illogical to the outside world, which would otherwise have never heard of or cared for the group. But it fits a long pattern in Russian history.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/chatter/pussy-riot-russia-Putin-sentence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Politics Chatter Russia Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:02:00 +0000 Gregory Feifer 5716396 at http://www.globalpost.com Before there was Pussy Riot, there was Riot Grrrl http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/pussy-riot-grrl Russian punk band Pussy Riot has been charged with hooliganism for singing anti-Putin protest songs in an orthodox cathedral. Pussy Riot has created quite a stir—but it’s important to remember that they are not one of a kind.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/hollyworld/pussy-riot-grrl" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Europe Hollyworld Russia GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:22:00 +0000 Jessen O&#039;Brien 5716409 at http://www.globalpost.com What does Pussy Riot sentencing mean for Russia's opposition? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/pussy-riot-three-questions-globalpost-europe-editor-greg- Russia's protest punk band Pussy Riot has been sentenced for an anti-Putin protest at Moscow's Cathedral of Christ the Savior. What does the verdict mean for Russia, Putin and the future of protest in the country? Pussy Riot Europe Russia Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:40:00 +0000 Stacey Leasca 5716414 at http://www.globalpost.com Pussy Riot's hooliganism explained http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/pussy-riot-hooliganism <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">In Russia, anti-Putin punk protest group Pussy Riot has been&nbsp;</span><a href="">charged with hooliganism</a><span style="line-height: 20px; ">.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 20px; ">But what is hooliganism?</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/russia/120817/pussy-riot-hooliganism" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Pussy Riot Europe Russia Fri, 17 Aug 2012 21:14:00 +0000 Jessen O&#039;Brien 5716416 at http://www.globalpost.com