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Pussy Riot: Can Art Topple Tyrants? (with Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina)

“If you are doing political art, you can say goodbye to safety. Art is not about safety.”

Pussy Riot activist Maria Alyokhina discusses how she’s used art to protest against authoritarianism in Russia, for which she spent nearly two years in prison. In this episode, she speaks out against the human rights abuses against LGBT citizens in Chechnya.

After Scott’s interview with Maria, former Moscow Times reporter Joanna Kozlowska and regular panelist Max Curtis explore the history of Russian feminist protests, from 1917 to today.