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Pussy Riot’s Masha Alyokhina aims to fire up D.C.’s freedom fighters with a book and a play – The Washington Post By Sadie Dingfelder October 18, 2017

Editor: old news

A member of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot, Maria “Masha” Alyokhina spent nearly two years in a Siberian prison camp for singing a song in a Russian Orthodox Church that accused religious authorities of collaborating with the KGB and asked the Virgin Mary to drive away Vladimir Putin.
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While in the area, Alyokhina will also appear in a play, “Burning Doors,” that interweaves scenes from political prisoners’ lives with quotes from Fyodor Dostoevsky and Michel Foucault. Performed in Russian and Belarusian with English subtitles, the play includes actual physical violence and meta-commentary — including a mid-play Q&A with Alyokhina. We had our own questions for her.

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