Punk, Protest, and Putin’s Russia: The Case of Pussy Riot

Sponsored by Department of Russian and the International Studies Program

Thursday, March 21, 2013
4:45 p.m.

Arrested following a protest performance in February 2012 in Moscow’s central cathedral, the women of the Russian feminist punk-rock collective Pussy Riot were convicted of “hooliganism” and given lengthy prison sentences.  The international community has gathered around this case of persecuted artists while the Russian government is intent on turning a deaf ear to them.  Learn about the story and import of their music, politics, and case with a discussion by F&M faculty and students.

Participants will be:

Sylvia Alajaji, Dept. of Music

Lina Bernstein, Dept. of German and Russian

Timothy McCarty, Dept. of Government

Jon Stone, Dept. of German and Russian

Moderated by Michelle Carroll (’13)

This event is open to the public.

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