Tag: Nadia

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 […]

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 […]

Imprisoned Punk Rocker Has Been Missing for More Than 10 Days

November 4, 2013

On October 19th, Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova published a letter in The New Times, describing how prisoners are often transferred to punish, or silence them. Nadia requested that the article be published, because she knew her own transfer might be coming. On October 21, her prediction came true, and she was put on a train […]

Pussy Riot Member: “I Admit – Yes I Fear for My Fate”

October 23, 2013

Pussy Riot’s Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is missing. Authorities say that she has been transferred to another prison, but her lawyers and family have had no contact with her since October 21st. Some have suggested that, based on standing regulations, she will be able to contact the outside world within five days of transfer.  Below, we have published a […]

What the Tolerance of Abuse Means

October 10, 2013

Russia has had several high-profile human rights cases in recent weeks, highlighted this week by the decision to sentence a protester to a mandatory term in a psychiatric hospital, despite the fact that many high profile mental-health professionals say that he was misdiagnosed for political expediency. Even before that court decision was announced, the news […]

Torture by Filth: Prison Reforms Which Never Took Place

October 8, 2013

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has gone on hunger strike to protest the conditions that she and other Russian prisoners face. While her lawyer has highlighted the fact that Nadya is being unfairly targeted because she is challenging the system, it is also evident that she has a larger profile, and so a louder voice, […]

“I Am Not Stopping My Hunger Strike, But Suspending It”

October 3, 2013

Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is in prison, serving a two year sentence for “hooliganism.” She has just ended a hunger strike because of poor health, but below is the translation of her statement that she will return to hunger striking if her demands are not met. For more information on the hunger strike read […]

The Power of Punk

It’s not that Vladimir Putin will suffer no rivals, it’s that his rivals will suffer. Sergei Magnitsky, Sergey Udaltsov, Leonid Nevzlin, Sergei Guriyev, Mikhail Khodorkovsky… these are just a few of the names of outspoken critics of the Russian government who have been imprisoned or who have had to flee the country to avoid imprisonment, just because they have angered […]