Putin Hates Pussy!

The Russian punk band Pussy Riot have compared their trial for inciting religious hatred as similar to Stalin-era “political order for repression”.

Maria Alyokhina, 24, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 29, played a song attacking Russian leader Vladimir Putin in front of the altar of Moscow’s main cathedral on 21 February.

They said it was a reaction to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, publicly backing Mr Putin in elections.

Today  Moscow judge Marina Syrova,  sentenced three members of the provocative punk band to two years in prison each . She said that the girls  “plotted together to undermine civil order, motivated by religious hatred”

Western music stars including Sting and Madonna have shown support for Pussy Riot. Putin’s political machine has described the negative attention generated by the trial as western sponsored anti Russian propaganda.

What do I think? Well, as one of the Pussy Girls said, “If the whole political system in Russia is fighting three girls who sang in a church, then it is afraid of the truth.”

Okay the song was full of expletives, but that is not why there have been five months of court proceedings and now sentences of two years. No, these rude girls insulted Putin and questioned the hypocritical relationship between the Russian church and Putin’s power. In my opinion their obscene language and rude behavior has a greater depth of morality than the whole of the Russian Orthodox Church and Putin’s political power-base.

In recent years Russia under Putin has had an awful record of being anti-democratic and has used the church the same way the soviets used the communist party to police people’s thoughts and actions. In doing so he has given credence to the most conservative views and we have seen a flood of anti liberal and anti homosexual legislation.

I have to face the fact that if I lived in Russia, given my lifestyle, sexuality, political and spiritual beliefs; I would probably be in prison by now. People similar to me in every way except they live in Russia and I don’t, already are in prison or are forced into silence or hiding.

How sad that the great hope that Mikhail Gorbachev gave the world and the former Soviet Union has been virtually reduced to yet another dictatorship. A dictatorship lead by a man who is afraid of Pussy.

Perhaps he isn’t getting any.

Whatever flippant remarks I or anybody else make about this, there are three young women in Russia who are starting prison sentences today. I doubt that will be very pleasant. Beyond the headlines and the media hype this story has created, there is a price to be paid in Russia for speaking out,  a price that most of us don’t have to pay. So we should at least show them our support.

4 responses to “Putin Hates Pussy!

  1. Putin might hate Pussy but he loooves helping kill those Syrians!

  2. That’s the BEST title ever!!!!!!!!! 🙂

    • It would be nice if he saw it. Hopefully someone in the Russian media will come up with something similar. 🙂

  3. XD good point! XD
    Well said, even without your last observation (XD); We take the freedoms we have for granted and should pay attention more so we can support those who are not given the same rights to chose their own paths.
    Rowan
    x~x

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