Two members of Pussy Riot, the Russian feminist punk band that has taken over the news lately, have fled Russia. There are 12 remaining members of the band still in Russia, not including the three who were recently sentenced to prison terms. The two that have fled are reportedly trying to avoid persecution by Russian police, as five members of the band were part of the infamous protest against Putin in February, but only three were arrested. The band stated on its Twitter account that the two members left Russia in order to recruit foreign feminists for upcoming projects, though no mention was made of where they headed. This signifies that the fight is definitely not over, with people everywhere (including high-profile musicians like Björk and Anthony Kiedis) voicing their support.  Creative projects, from something as simple as making T-shirts to the collective art project we blogged about last week, have also been started in support of the band’s freedom. It'll be interesting to see what kinds projects they'll put into action, considering how much they've already sparked important conversations about feminism and free speech.

Image via theguardian.co.uk

Tagged in: women, Russia, Pussy Riot, protests, Music, feminism   

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