Pussy Riot

What Does the Pussy Riot Case Tell Us about the Status of Women’s Human Rights In Russia?

Vikki Turbine • May 27 2013 • Articles
In a context where feminism is demonised for transgressing a series of socially ingrained values, there is little prospect for the Pussy Riot case to be used to enhance women’s rights in Russia.

Public Life and Pussy Riot in Putin’s Russia

Olga Zeveleva • Oct 7 2012 • Articles
The persecution of Pussy Riot was meant to delineate the acceptable boundaries of behavior to the Russian population. And thus the system drags itself forward, looking more and more absurd every week.

Punk Politics in Putin’s Russia

Eugene Huskey • Aug 29 2012 • Articles
The Pussy Riot case may serve as an example of Putin's campaign to intimidate political opposition. It may also highlight a leader encircled by urban, secular, and liberal Russians, a conservative hinterland, the Russian Orthodox Church, and an unreconstructed security apparatus.

What the Case of Pussy Riot Tells Us About Putin’s Russia

Mark Yoffe • Aug 29 2012 • Articles
Liberal Orthodoxy freed of Patriarchy’s control could appeal to many free-spirited believers, and can become a powerful tool in the hands of the new generation of equality-seekers in Russia.

Contextualizing Pussy Riot in Russia and Beyond

Jennifer Suchland • Aug 28 2012 • Articles
The trial of Pussy Riot and its larger issues are an indication of extreme repression. Yet, the tentacles of that repression extend across the globe - reaching far beyond Putin's Russia.

The Conviction of Pussy Riot: Part of a Larger Pattern

Keally McBride • Aug 28 2012 • Articles
The conviction of three members of Pussy Riot is only the most visible manifestation of new developments in Russia. Putin wants to use the scrim of Russia’s legal system to show how completely he has eclipsed it.

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