An Update on the Pussy Riot Situation

Pussy Riot is the Russian punk band that dared take on Vladimir Putin and his people.  Arrested for performing a protest song in front of a Moscow church in February, they’ve been in detention ever since.  Earlier this month, they went on a hunger strike.  

Now they’ve had their detention extended by another six months.  (Not very democratic, Vlad, innit?)

Meanwhile, support from inside the country as well as internationally continues to grow.  But they haven’t a lot of support from the church as you’ll see in this Al-Jazeera report.

I wish them all the best.

 

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • July 21, 2012 at 5:04 pm
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    Meanwhile, support from inside the country as well as internationally continues to grow. But they haven't a lot of support from the church as you'll see in this Al-Jazeera report.

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