“Revolt in Russia, the charisma of protest”

I like the sound of this lot:

Eight women stood in a line opposite the Kremlin, neon balaclavas hiding their faces, fists pounding the air in rugged defiance. Before police carted them off, the members of Pussy Riot managed to shout their way through a minute-long punk anthem: “Revolt in Russia – the charisma of protest / Revolt in Russia, Putin’s got scared!”

Formed days after Vladimir Putin’s announcement in September that he intended to return to the presidency, Pussy Riot have become the latest symbol of young Russian discontent.

“A lot of us couldn’t sleep after this announcement,” said “Tyurya”, one of the founding members of a punk collective that has grown, since October, to roughly 30 people, including crew. “So we decided, damn it, we need to do something. We always went to protests and things, but it seemed to us we needed to do something more.”

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