Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
  jailhouse rock

Pussy Riot Members Arrested In Sochi, Authorities Won’t Say Why

BRITAIN LONDON PUSSY RIOT PROTESTMembers of the Russian activist punk band Pussy Riot have been arrested and detained in Sochi, but authorities don’t want the media picking up on why.

Let’s examine the two versions of the story to see which one seems more credible:

Pussy Riot’s version: Police are attempting to interfere with the band’s new song, “Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland,” which the women have convened to work on in Sochi, where the world’s attention is currently fixed.

Russian authorities’ version: Group members were questioned in connection with a theft that occurred in the hotel where the band is staying, and in fact, everyone staying in the hotel is being questioned about the theft.

Of course, there are no details about the mysterious theft (nor any related arrests), and given that band members have remained very critical of Putin since their release from prison on Dec. 23, it doesn’t take a genius to see what the Russians are up to.

If you don’t recall, back in August 2012 A Russian court found three members of Pussy Riot guilty of “hooliganism motivated by religious hatred,” after the rockers staged a protest performance in Moscow’s Christ the Saviour Cathedral, praying to the Virgin Mary to rid Russia of Mr. Putin.

By:           Dan Tracer
On:           Feb 18, 2014
Tagged: , ,

  • 1 Comment
    • Harley
      Harley

      Yea, right. In Russia it’s hooliganism motivated by religious hatred but in America it’s righteous use of the free speech in order to preserve morality, marriage, family, and the American way.

      Feb 19, 2014 at 5:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.