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The Man Married To Pussy Riot

“Media attention has blown the girls up to the size of Russia’s government,” said Pyotr Verzilov, husband of 22-year-old Pussy Riot member Nadya Tolokonnikova, in a Skype chat two weeks ago. This was before a Russian judge sentenced Nadya and bandmates Katya Samutsevich, age 29, and Maria Alyokhina, age 24, to two years in prison. Before Yoko Ono called for his wife’s release and the Associated Press cooed at Nadya’s “Angelina Jolie lips.” Even then, though, Pyotr believed Pussy Riot had “superhero status.”

For 40 seconds on February 21, Pussy Riot crashed the services at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Doe eyes fluttering behind neon balaclavas, they pumped their fists in the air and screamed “Mother Mary please drive Putin away.” In court, allegedly traumatized onlookers described their actions as “skirt kicking” and “demonic seizing.” Read more…

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