Pussy Riot on Christianity, art, and taking on Putin


Russian punk group Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova (L) and Maria Alyokhina (R) speak during a press conference for the German premiere of their documentary “Pussy vs Putin” on March 23, 2014, in Munich. AFP PHOTO / DPA/ TOBIAS HASE GERMANY OUTTOBIAS HASE/AFP/Getty Images

She The People got an early look at Charlie Rose’s interview Tuesday night with Pussy Riot, the two Russian performance artists who served nearly two years in prison for singing a protest song on the altar of Moscow’s main cathedral.  The interview airs at 11 p.m. on PBS as part of a special called “Women Speaking Truth to Power,” which will also feature Ruslana, who sang for hours at a time for the protesters during the toppling of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and Yulia Marushevska, who made a viral video of the events in Ukraine. The three interviews speak to the power of music and the Internet in movements of social change.

Rose, who is one of the best interviewers in the business (and a Duke grad!), has a simple question for Pussy Riot members, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina: What did they think they were doing when they took on Vladimir Putin?

 

 

Pussy Riot, who have a new documentary called “Pussy vs Putin” on dealing with fear:

 

How the Ukrainian protests changed Yulia Marushevska:

 

And Ruslana on dealing with fear:

Nia-Malika Henderson is a political reporter for The Fix.
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