Pussy Riot Members Detained and Released in Sochi Hotel 'Theft' Case

About three hours after Nadezhda Tolokonnikov said she and bandmate Maria Alyokhina were arrested in Sochi, the duo along with three others with whom they were arrested were released from police custody, donning their balaclavas and chanting an anti-Putin song as they walked out of the station. » 2/18/14 10:20am 2/18/14 10:20am

Former Pussy Riot Members Say the Band's Doing It All Wrong

Pussy Riot members Masha Alyokhina and Nadia Tolokonnikova have embarked on a triumphant tour of America in order to promote Russian prison reform. Last night Madonna introduced them at an Amnesty International human rights benefit concert in advance of today's Olympics opening ceremony. Sounds unequivocally great,… » 2/06/14 4:20pm 2/06/14 4:20pm

Pussy Riot to Colbert: Putin's Just a 'Shirtless Man on a Horse'

Last night on The Colbert Report, Stephen interviewed Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina, the two members of Pussy Riot who were recently released from Russian prison after spending a total of 16 months in the country's penal colonies, all for the crime of performing a protest song in a church. » 2/05/14 12:10pm 2/05/14 12:10pm

Pussy Riot Members Probably Won't Be Freed With Russian Amnesty Bill

A bill granting amnesty to thousands of Russian prisoners is expected to be sent to parliament within the next week — however, the country's Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has hinted that it will not extend to the jailed members of Pussy Riot and other political prisoners. » 12/06/13 1:50pm 12/06/13 1:50pm

Jailed Pussy Riot Member Settles Into New Prison Conditions

After her family reported that she was missing and they had no idea where she had gone, jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova turned up in a penal camp in Siberia, which seemed like a bad omen. But on Wednesday night's Al Jazeera program Consider This, host Antonio Mora spoke with her husband Pyotr Verzilov,… » 11/21/13 1:50pm 11/21/13 1:50pm

Missing Pussy Riot Member Was Sent to Penal Camp in Siberia

Jailed Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova — who is currently serving the last few months of her two-year sentence for her participation in an anti-Putin performance — is being sent to a prison colony in the depths of Siberia, according to her relatives and lawyers. Last week her family reported that they hadn't… » 11/05/13 7:00pm 11/05/13 7:00pm

Family of Imprisoned Member of Pussy Riot Says She's Missing

Nadya Tolokonnikova, one of two members of Pussy Riot who was being held in prison in Mordovia, has not had any contact with her family for 10 days, BuzzFeed reports, leading them to believe that she's missing. This silence follows a facility transfer given to Tolokonnikova after she wrote an open letter denouncing the … » 11/01/13 6:00pm 11/01/13 6:00pm

Pussy Riot Member to Launch Organization for Prisoners' Rights

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova—a member of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot who's been jailed since March 2012—is starting her own NGO to fight for prison reform in the Mordovia region where she's currently being held. » 10/18/13 10:50am 10/18/13 10:50am

Pussy Riot Member Describes Horrid Prison Conditions in Open Letter

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of the jailed members of feminist punk band Pussy Riot, has written a lengthy open letter about her experience within a Russian prison colony with appalling conditions that seem to echo the Soviet Gulag system. » 9/23/13 10:45am 9/23/13 10:45am

Pussy Riot Member Denied Parole

Maria Alyokhina—one of the members of the Russian feminist punk band Pussy Riot sentenced to two years in prison for a performing a 40-second anti-Putin protest—was denied parole again and was not even allowed to attend her hearing. » 7/25/13 11:30am 7/25/13 11:30am