Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Pussy Riot Pussy Riot target Russian oil industry in new music video

Reuters Moscow/guardian.co.uk


The Russian punks Pussy Riot have released a new video in which they appear dancing on an oil pipeline in garish masks, and compare Vladimir Putin to an "ayatollah in Iran" while attacking his allies in Russia's rich energy sector.

In their first performance in almost a year, the band also accuse Putin of being homophobic after passage of anti-gay legislation. Like a Red Prison is one of Pussy Riot's few performances since a protest last year won global fame for the band members but led to three of them being jailed. The band say they want to draw attention to Putin's practice of allowing only close allies to share in the vast proceeds generated by the Russian energy industry.

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