Pussy Riot Olympia Solidarity Action to demand the immediate release of Pussy Riot Moscow. Made in Olympia, summer 2012.
Pussy Riot is an anonymous anti-authoritarian feminist collective
that stages unsanctioned concerts as a means of political protest.
They formed in Moscow in September 2011 in response to Vladimir
Putin’s decision to run for re-election.
On February 21, 2012 Pussy Riot staged a “punk prayer” at a cathedral in Moscow, following which three alleged participants in the action were arrested and charged with “hooliganism”. They were convicted and sentenced to two years in prison. Their recent appeal was postponed until October 10.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Yekaterina Samutsevich and Maria Alekhina are political prisoners. Amnesty International calls for their immediate release. Solidarity actions are happening around the globe.