“I Am Nadya Tolokonnikova, and Pussy Riot Belongs to Everyone, It Belongs to the World”

December 30, 2013

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was released under the amnesty on Monday, December 23rd. By Tuesday, she had already met with another member of the punk group Pussy Riot, Mariya Alyokhina. Alyokhina, [also released], who had been serving her sentence in Nizhegorodskaya Region, flew to visit her friend in Krasnoyarsk, in order to discuss “a joint human rights […]

Pussy Riot Speaks: Interview With Nadiya Tolokonnikova

December 23, 2013

On 23 December, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova was freed. This morning Mariya Alyokhina was also released from the Nizhegorodskaya Colony. Both members of the punk group Pussy Riot were sentenced for an action at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Tolokonnikova announced in particular that she would provide every support to those who are imprisoned. Earlier, Mariya […]

Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Released

Both remaining imprisoned members of Pussy Riot, Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova have been released from prison this morning. UPDATES 1929 GMT: Maria Alyokhina has arrived in Moscow. 1722 GMT: Translation of Nadezhda Tolokonnnikova’s interview with TV Dozhd up. @gruppa_voina tweets that Maria Alyokhina will be arriving at Moscow’s Kursky Station at 23.15 MSK (19:15 GMT) in […]

The Real Russia Today: Where is Nadia Tolokonnikova?

November 12, 2013

There are several important stories today that may or may not be making the Russian press, but need to be highlighted. We’ll be doing regular rolling updates throughout the day. – Ed. Pussy Riot Singer Nadezhda Tolokonnikova Transferred It has been reported today that Nadezhda Tolokonnikova will now spend the remaining months of her prison […]

Tolokonnikova Transferred to Chuvashia, Husband Says

October 23, 2013

Convicted Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has been moved from the penal colony in Mordovia where she was serving her sentence to a prison in the republic of Chuvashia, her husband said Wednesday. Read more: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/tolokonnikova-transferred-to-chuvashia-husband-says/488380.html#ixzz2iYzeesoj The Moscow Times

Russia This Week: Opposition Protests Vote Fraud at Civic Chamber (26-30 May)

May 30, 2014

Updated Daily. A critical review of Glenn Greenwald’s book No Place to Hide by noted Russian intelligence and cybersecurity expert Andrei Soldatov reveals how little is known about Snowden in Russia. Another NGO has lost its court case attempting to challenge the prosecutor’s designation of “foreign agent,” even as the Russian Constitutional Court ruled that […]

Russia This Week: Surge of Nationalism on Victory Day (5-9 May)

May 9, 2014

Updated Daily. Pussy Riot went to Washington to lobby for additions to the Magnitsky List of Russian official human rights violators. 6 May was the second anniversary of a major opposition demonstration in 2012 in Moscow, where dozens were arrested in clashes with police that activists say were staged by provocateurs. Police detained 13 today […]