Pussy Riot Releases ‘1937’ Music Video To Protest Against Corruption In Russia | Politics - Conversations About Her

Pussy Riot Releases ‘1937’ Music Video To Protest Against Corruption In Russia | Politics

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Pussy Riot Releases ‘1937’ Music Video To Protest Against Corruption In Russia | Politics

 

Last night, Pussy Riot dropped their latest video for new single “1937” to protest against what happened during Moscow’s parliament elections.

 

The Russian activist group, in a press statement, describe the elections as “corrupt” and unfair. Indeed, this follows the arrest of over a dozen political activist and the prevention of political dissidents from taking part in the parliament elections. According to the activist group, none of the independent candidates were registered.

 

Even worse – for making their political campaigns, most of the independent candidates were arrested, from 10 up to 40 days in detention centers” said the Russian group

 

The titled “1937” is a reference to one of the worst years in Joseph Stalin’s dictatorship when 1.7 million people were arrested and over 700,000 were killed because they were political dissident.

 

The video starts with a peaceful protest in Moscow from this summer, disrupted by violent attacks and mass arrest.

 

Following the video, the group said, “Government met the people’s protest activity with an overly aggressive response: hundreds of injured with police batons, brutal mass arrests, bruises and blood on the streets of Moscow. We’ve personally been at those actions, some of us were beaten, some of us – arrested ”.

 

And even if a lot of people were released, Pussy Riot adds “there are a number of people who are going to spend years in prison camps because they joined the protests and tried to stop the police from slaughtering innocent unarmed people”.

 

The video also comes with a list of activist, bloggers, and peaceful protesters currently imprisoned, that Pussy Riot are demanding get released, as part of their latest manifesto, which you can take part in here.

 

It’s seem that we are witnessing a new wave of political repression in Russia. Watch the video here:

 

 

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Victoire Changarnier

I’m 21 and I’m French. I was a law student, but then I realized I wasn’t fit for that, so I decided to take a year off school to prepare for a journalism master exam. That’s the reason I’m doing an internship for Conversation About Her.

I spent 18 years in Africa due to my father’s job, and this experience has made me want to become a journalist. Writing has always been one of my hobbies, as well as art. I’m passionate about 60’s film, art house film, and also by modern art.

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