Russia is a Penal Colony

Nadya Tolokonnikova And Masha Alekhina

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Pussy Riot became a global symbol of dissent in Russia with their idiosyncratic blend of art and activism. When they were sent to prison, they became part of the extraordinary group of Russian writers, artists, and activists who have lived and died in the Gulag. Although the Gulags became ‘corrective labour colonies’ after Stalin’s death, what Pussy Riot members Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina found were harsh physical conditions, slave labour, malnutrition and physical violence. They have since founded an NGO to defend prisoners’ rights called Zona Prava, because with almost one million people imprisoned in Russia, this is not something that can be ignored – by Russians or the West.

 

In Russian with translation.

Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina are former members of the Russian punk/activist group Pussy Riot. Both Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina served 21 months jail on charges of hooliganism, and were among the performers attacked with whips and pepper spray during Pussy Riot's performance in Sochi during the Winter Olympics.

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