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We provide informational support to the group Pussy Riot in the English language. We gather and translate into English news about the group http://eng-pussy-riot.livejournal.com and we broadcast via Twitter https://twitter.com/Eng_Pussy_Riot from the courtroom.
We see serious danger in the political line being pursued by Vladimir Putin, thanks to whose twenty-year rule contemporary Russia lacks genuine courts, independent mass media, honest elections, political opposition and civil society, and also has seen the complete fusion of the institutions of state and church. Such democratic values as women's rights and freedom of speech are completely devalued in the current moment. All of this, and also the lack of any realistic domestic economy (Russia is oriented only around the export of oil and gas), the lack of a middle class, and the appalling economic stratification in society, is leading Russia toward a large-scale rebellion on the order of the Arab Spring or the 1917 Russian Revolution.


Putin's repression of the art-punk-feminist group Pussy Riot is a concrete example of the complex of problems plaguing contemporary Russia. 

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You can support EngPussyRiot in the following ways: 

  
1. If you or anyone you know can translate small texts from Russian to English, send a message to motildanopacaran@gmail.com  with the subject line "translate".
 

  
2. You can help us by sharing information on social networks. Below you will find social network buttons (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). We will be very grateful if you would click on them and tell the world about what is happening in our country.

3. You can make a contribution to continue our work. We do not have any other sources of funding and we would appreciate any donations. Thank you for your support!
 
  

 


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(Anonymous)
Aug. 13th, 2012 07:59 pm (UTC)
Wikipedia
Just for you information, I would read at Dutch Wikipedia, that Pussy Riot would protest around the presidential elections. Not truth, although it might have helped in getting certain deadlines. I saw this also posted at the BBC. I find such propaganda statements insulting. Elections are rigged, whether by lies or by money. Just puppets on a string to real powers behind the screens. These powers hide behind political parties, which are just a means to channel propaganda. Propaganda in Europe might these days be worse in the West, than they are in Russia. One wonders though, what the propaganda purpose is of incarcerating artists.

Another story western media are spreading, is that Pussy Riot is making an effort to provoke people.
This also is not truth. Truth is provoking, in whatever shape one tries to fit it.
Techniques might be employed to shake people into a reality, but the provocation is only a small part of the performance. Many artist use provocation as a way to give life to their work, but the purpose is art. And not the other way around.

Protests provoke, because protests show something that is suppressed.
If people have no outlet, such suppression will find other ways.
As a river find ways to get rid of water.

Art is the way to describe Punk. Punk was, and is, always started from art education. Maybe it is journalists, that try to provoke people with sensationalism. And than go accuse artists of doing the things they do themselves. But no artist wants to provoke people, while most art is provoking. Albrecht Durer was provocative, well, I think most well known artists where provocative in their time. But after a while, such a thing is accepted, and finally appreciated as Art!

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EngPussyRiot - collective of media activists is conducting informational support to the group Pussy Riot in English. Headquartered EngPussyRiot is in Russia, but the project involves people from all over the world. Read more...

You can support EngPussyRiot in the following ways:

1. If you or anyone you know can translate small texts from Russian to English, send a message to motildanopacaran@gmail.com with the subject line "translate".

2. You can help us by sharing information on social networks. Below you will find social network buttons (Facebook, Twitter, etc.). We will be very grateful if you would click on them and tell the world about what is happening in our country.

3. You can make a contribution to continue our work. We do not have any other sources of funding and we would appreciate any donations. Thank you for your support!

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