Pussy Riot releases protest video
MOSCOW — The Pussy Riot punk provocateur band is punching back at the Russian government.
The collective has released a music video that scathingly mocks Russian law enforcement agencies, in which Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and fellow band members perform in Russian prosecutors’ blue uniforms.
Tolokonnikova told independent Dozhd TV that the video, called “Chaika,” was inspired by a documentary exposing alleged wrongdoing by Russia’s chief prosecutor, Yuri Chaika.
“When you realize that it’s not fiction, but something that surrounds you, it gives you shivers,’’ Tolokonnikova told Dozhd. “We felt the need to react.’’
She added that she hopes that the clip will encourage more people to watch the documentary. AP