Pussy Riot is punk, not just a performance troupe

Yes I’m real punk

opps, sounds like “real” punk rock to me, so fuck off doubters

“KROPOTKIN VODKA”

Dedicated to Pyotr Kropotkin, a 19th-century Russian prince and one of the founders of anarchism, the song advocates the “toppling of the Kremlin bastards” and “Death to prison, freedom to protests.”

It is videotaped during the band’s unannounced performances in posh restaurants and boutiques, during which band members uses fire extinguishers to put out fires they have started.

The song’s video is released on Dec. 1 , three days before the parliamentary elections, which trigger the largest civil protests in Russia since the Soviet collapse.

“DEATH TO PRISON, FREEDOM TO PROTESTS ”

The song is recorded in mid-December, days after the first anti-Putin protests break out. As many as 100,000 people turn out in the frigid cold for demonstrations demanding free elections, and the streets of Moscow ring with cries of “Russia Without Putin” and “Putin Is a Thief.”

The band performs the song on the roof of a pre-trial detention center where opposition leaders and activists are held.

“PROTESTS IN RUSSIA, PUTIN CHICKENED OUT”

The band’s breakthrough performance takes place in a part of Red Square where czarist Russia once announced government decrees. During the performance, eight Pussy Riot band members are briefly detained.

Reacting to such rallies, Putin promises to allow more political competition and to take steps to ensure the transparency of the upcoming presidential election. Medvedev proposes a law to restore the direct elections of governors.

“HOLY MARY, DRIVE PUTIN AWAY”

Before the now-historic stunt at Russia’s grandest Orthodox Cathedral that led to Friday’s conviction, band members try to play at Moscow’s Epiphany Church but are taken away by security guards. The 41-second performance at Christ the Savior, during which five band members high-kick, dance and kneel, whispering “Holy Mother, Drive Putin Away,” is interrupted by guards.

via A guide to Pussy Riot’s oeuvre – Businessweek.

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