Pussy Riot urinate on a portrait of Putin in an anti-war Ukraine video

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  • “Go to hell, we'll tell you the truth!” shout the activists, who protest to the rhythm of rap, in a song that symbolizes their “anger, indignation and discontent”

Pussy Riot urinate on a portrait of Putin in a video against the war in Ukraine

Russian feminist collective Pussy Riot, which has already suffered prison sentences for her provocative messages in favor of LGBT rights, feminism, freedom of expression and against repression in Russia has chosen today, Christmas Eve in the Christian world, to protest once again against the war in Ukraine.

On this occasion, they have launched a music video with the staging of what they define as their “declaration against the war” what started Vladimir Putin in Ukraine. “Since the beginning of the war, on February 24, military censorship has been introduced in Russia. It is forbidden to call a war a war, it is forbidden to publish materials about the war that have not been verified by the Kremlin” , the activists point out in a statement collected by the EFE agency . The video clip ends with one of the Pussy Riot members urinating on a portrait of Putin.

“Go to hell, we'll tell you the truth!”, add the punk-rock performers, who protest to the rhythm of rap, in a song that symbolizes their “anger, indignation and discontent”, as “a desperate cry of reproach against Putin's bloodthirsty puppets, led by a true cannibal monster, whose place is now. In the infinity of ferocious infernal flames over the bones of the victims of this terrible war.”

In the video, images of suitcases strategically dripping blood< are peppered with images. /strong> located on terraces where wealthy people drink soft drinks or coffee, intertwined with sequences of bombings in Ukraine, war wreckage, broken dolls and soldiers forcing people to walk hunched over, while a chorus is heard: “Mom, here is no nazis, don't watch tv.”

The phrase, which the Pussy Riot perform from the bottom of a basement dug into the ground to which they have descended by narrow, dimly lit stairs –covering their faces with their characteristic woolen mask with three holes, eyes and mouth–, comes from a captured Russian conscript soldier who, on the phone with his mother, told him exactly that.

“Russian propaganda daily poisons the hearts of people with hate. The Foreign Agents Law is used to silence opposition activists and journalists, to stop the activities of the last independent human rights organizations,” denounce the activists.

In the video the singers also appear barefaced in concerts with audiences or interpreting the lyrics. With them, opposition figures from anti-government movements who suffered poisoning, such as Alexander Litvinenko or Alexei Navalny.

“We are against this shameful war waged by Putin, and to stop this war we must unite unite against Putin's fascist regime”, declare these young women, who advocate an active protest, starting with the embargo on the purchase of Russian oil and gas, the sale of police weapons and ammunition to Russia.

“With this money,” they say, “Putin beats us, imprisons us, attacks us with military poison, and murders us. With this money he is waging war.”

They also ask that the Western bank accounts and property of Russian officials and oligarchs and introduce personal sanctions against them and have Putin, “Russian state propaganda employees, army officers and all those responsible for genocide” tried by an international court Ukrainian nation.”

There is also a message for the Russian population: “Please, do not participate in this war! Do not take mobilization notices, don't go to the military police station, don't listen to propaganda!”

And they conclude that “every action against this war is important”; in fact, as a symbol of that fight, one of the Pussy Riots wearing a fuchsia mask that reveals her blonde hair closes the video with an image in which she lifts up the black tunic she is wearing. dressed and, standing, urinates on a photo of Putin.