February 18, 2014

Pussy Riot Sochi Arrest as Performance Art

Julia Ioffe, The New Republic

The Associated Press

It’s hard to know how to tell this story. 

Pussy Riot members Nadia Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina were arrested while they were taking a stroll through downtown Sochi today. 

But that’s not quite true.

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TAGGED: Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Russia, Sochi, Sochi Olympics


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