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The Pussy Riot Verdict, and the Boundaries of Expression [2012 In Review]

The final post in our month-long review of MIMO’s more interesting moments from 2012 comes from our music industry correspondent David Tillman. One of the 2012’s more prominent music stories involved a previously-unknown punk collective in Russia known as Pussy Riot, who suddenly gained international attention from their demonstration in a Moscow cathedral, and their subsequent imprisonment. David asks some important questions about the freedom of expression versus freedom of […]


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The Pussy Riot Verdict, and the Boundaries of Expression

When members of the Russian indie-punk collective Pussy Riot went into the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in Moscow on Feburary 21, 2012 to utter a profanity-laced “unauthorized” public prayer to the Virgin Mary to remove Vladimir Putin from power, their apparent intent was to shock and to draw attention. In that regard, they have certainly succeeded, probably far beyond their expectations. The entire world is now talking about a […]