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Pussy Riot are a reminder that revolution always begins in culture | Suzanne Moore

August 1, 2012

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Source: The Guardian Pussy Riot are a reminder that revolution always begins in culture | Suzanne Moore Pussy Riot supporters protest in front of the Russian embassy in Prague. Photograph: Getty Images Europe Vladimir Putin is right to be frightened by Pussy Riot. They are essentially a concept and you can’t stop a concept Some […]

Topless Activist Bares All to Russian Patriarch Kirill (Video) (Russia)

July 30, 2012

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  A topless feminist activist from the Kiev-based activist group FEMEN confronted Patriarch Kirill as he stepped off a plane to visit Ukraine on Thursday. The woman ran up to the bearded Russian Orthodox official without a top on and the words “Kill Kirill” painted on her back. She ran up to him screaming “Get […]

Anti-Putin feminist punks on trial in Moscow

July 20, 2012

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  Photo, Sergey Ponomarev FILE – In this Feb. 21, 2012 file photo, members of the Russian radical feminist group Pussy Riot try to perform at the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow. The trial of feminist punk rockers who chanted a “punk prayer” against President Vladimir Putin from the pulpit of Russia’s largest cathedral […]

Every Third Russian Woman Suffers Domestic Violence – Poll 19:07 02/05/2012

May 2, 2012

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Source About a third of Russian women suffer domestic violence but put up with beatings from their partners and husbands in order not to lose them, Moscow’s Anna National Center for the Prevention of Violence reported on Wednesday. Last year the center launched the first free helpline in Russia for women who suffer domestic violence. […]