Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is a Russian performance artist, political activist, and member of the protest punk band Pussy Riot. On August 17, 2012, she and two other members of the group were convicted of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred” for a performance in Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Saviour and sentenced to two years of hard labor in one of Russia's most notorious penal colonies.
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Saturday, November 16, 2013
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's Prison Letters to Slavoj Žižek
2 January 2013 Dear Nadezhda, I hope you have been able to organise your life in prison around small rituals that make it tolerable, and that you have time to read. Here are my thoughts on your predicament.
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
Imprisoned Pussy Riot Member: Why I Have Gone on Hunger Strike
Beginning Monday, 23 September, I am going on hunger strike. This is an extreme method, but I am convinced that it is my only way out of my current situation.