Pussy Riot Attacked By Cossacks In Sochi

Russian punk art-collective Pussy Riot were attacked by Cossack militiamen with whips during an attempt to perform under a Sochi Olympics sign on Wednesday.

According to a CBS report of the event, six members — five women, one man — donning Pussy Riot’s signature ski masks were whipped by Cossack militia. During the attack in Sochi, the ski masks were violently ripped off the women’s heads. The male member said he was pushed to ground, leaving the scene with blood on his face. Police arrived to the scene and questioned witnesses. None of the members were arrested. The Telegraph posted video of the incident, which you can watch below.

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Comments (6)
  1. Blehhhh

  2. Kind of like having The Hell’s Angels run security at your rock concert.

  3. Maybe these ladies need to take a break and lay low for a while. They’re going to end up getting killed by Putin’s thug supporters.

  4. Man would it be fun to take down one of those fuckers with the whips…

  5. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and say that what they’re doing is hard to understand as an American, but it just seems to me like they are asking to get killed.

    Also, I just have to comment on the guy in the “collective”: Don’t do something like that and then act like a bitch when you get a bloody nose. The women are like 300x tougher than you.

    I am willing to listen to what they have to say, but it all seems so broad. I’ve listened to interviews, etc. I just don’t understand their point. They have to know that what they are doing is going to affect little change, so why do it? Why not take a more effective route with the fame? Do more interviews, etc.

    If you watch their video, it all seems so dramatic with the background music, etc. The Telegraph video above just seems kind of stupid, like super-hyped highschool fights that (thank God, in retrospect) never really amount to more than a few shoves and insults.

  6. Please, don’t call these armed men cossacks. They do not have anything in common with the historic Ukrainian cossacks.

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