Pussy Riot Jailhouse Interview

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“We couldn’t even imagine that the authorities would be so dumb that they would actually legitimize our influence by arresting us. Sure, Tsentr E tried to intimidate us by tailing us constantly. But unlike Putin, we’re not chickenshit—so we didn’t stop performing.”

GQ interviews two of the three members of Pussy Riot. Corresponding by way of their lawyers, the women discuss life in prison, the scope of Western support, and the usefulness of Pussy Riot at large versus Pussy Riot in jail.


Lisa Dusenbery is the former managing editor of The Rumpus. More from this author →