Tag: Vladimir Putin

REPORTER IN HIDING AFTER BREAKING NEWS OF GAY DEATH CAMPS IN CHECHNYA

Yesterday, April 26, Elena Milashina, the Russian journalist who first revealed Chechnya’s systematic torture of gay men in the publication Novaya Gazeta, went into hiding following death threats. It is believed that the threats were partly motivated by a widely publicized sermon in which 15,000 people were present at a Chechen mosque where Muslim clerics called…

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PROTESTS, PETITIONS & RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE AS ELECTORAL VOTE APPROACHES

The rollicking roller coaster ride of election 2016 just won’t stop. The first half of December has seen the underwhelming results of Jill’s Stein’s recount efforts in three states (Michigan’s was not completed, Pennsylvania’s never started, and Trump still came out on top in Wisconsin with an additional 131 votes), various controversial cabinet picks, and…

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PUSSY RIOT SPEAKS @ MOMA PS1 – NYC – NOV 2, 2014

Pussy Riot MoMA PS1 @ VW DOME November 2nd, 2014 - 4pm On Sunday, November 2nd at 4pm in the VW Dome at MoMA PS1, the members of feminist punk group Pussy Riot --Masha Alekhina, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Petya Verzilov -- joined MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach in a discussion on the current culture of political oppression in some governments. The…

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PUSSY RIOT SPEAKS UP ABOUT THEIR RELEASE

On February 21st, 2012, five members of the Russian girl group Pussy Riot staged a performance on the soleas of a church in Moscow. Their performance was stopped by church security but their "riot" had already been turned into a music video entitled "Punk Prayer - Mother of God, Chase Putin Away!" The following month, two…

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