Pussy Riot, Russian All-Girl Punk Band, Surprises Moscow Cathedral With Performance

by merzedessturmlie

Visitors to Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral today were shocked by a surprise visit from a Russian feminist punk band “Pussy Riot,” whose members eluded security long enough to put on a five-minute performance near the church’s altar, the Moscow Times reports.
“It lasted no more than five minutes and then it was over,” blogger Alexander Kashin told Russian news site Gazeta.ru. “It was right inside the building, in front of the altar. As soon as they started to perform, guards came from all sides, starting to grab them and trying to chase them out by yelling at them.”

But the band is especially confident of the ability of women to effect political change.
“The revolution should be done by women,” one band member, who goes by the name Garazhda, told the paper. “For now, they don’t beat or jail us as much. There’s a deep tradition in Russia of gender and revolution — we’ve had amazing women revolutionaries.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/21/pussy-riot-russia-band-moscow-cathedral_n_1290990.html?ref=world 

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