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Pussy Riot Disown Former Members (Jealous That They Didn’t Look Hard In Prison, Probably)

by | 11th, February 2014

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, from the band Pussy Riot accept the award for 'Most Valuable Documentary of the Year' for 'Pussy Riot - A Punk Prayer', during the Cinema For Peace fundraising gala in Berlin during the International Film Festival Berlinale, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)

 

WHEN Pussy Riot members got arrested and sent to prison, simply for mocking President Putin and his goons, right minded people were up in arms. ‘What? You can’t even protest in churches while making pretty awful, but fun music, while wearing a balaclava?’ Nope. And three members were sent off to jail, resulting in hunger strikes, celebrity endorsements and worldwide media coverage.

Putin’s Russia needed to do something to try and divert attention away from this PR disaster. Remarkably, they went after the gays and made everyone hate Putin’s Posse even more. The stupid idiots.

Either way, Pussy Riot were admirable and steadfast, refusing to budge and delivering scathing putdowns of Russian powers with the kind of eloquence that makes the rest of us sound like our tongues have swollen up through our nostrils.

Eventually, they were released from prison (just in time for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, WHICH IS A MASSIVE COINCIDENCE) and everyone was happy.

Apart from, that is, Pussy Riot themselves who, startlingly, have turned on Masha Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova. This pair were the two most visible faces of the organisation, suffered a prison term and defended their rights admirably. They were wonderful representatives of a group that, previously, had been a little impenetrable.

It seems, for all that good service and surviving a Russian prison, they’re thanked by snide open-letters

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