Pussy Riot lambast Putin, Russia's oil industry in new video
MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Pussy Riot punk band took aim at President Vladimir Putin and how he runs Russia's oil industry on Tuesday in its first video for almost a year.
In the video posted on Youtube - youtu.be/qOM_3QH3bBw - four members of the feminist art performance group climb up gas flares and dance on oil pipelines, wearing their trademark brightly coloured masks, short dresses and tights.
The band, two of whose members are in jail over a protest in Moscow's main Russian Orthodox cathedral in February 2012, pour what appears to be oil over a portrait of Igor Sechin, head of state oil firm Rosneft (ROSN.MM), in the video called "Like a Red Prison".
Criticising the close relationship between Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church - the theme of their protest in Moscow's Christ the Saviour Cathedral - they chant: "Your president is like an ayatollah in Iran and your church is like in the United Arab Emirates."
Group members accuse Putin of orchestrating a crackdown on dissent and persecuting political opponents since returning to presidency in May last year.
(Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska, Editing by Timothy Heritage)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- CBS drops Rihanna from 'Thursday Night Football' after rebuke
- Apple iPhone 6 pre-orders hit record 4 million on first day
- Google launches $105 Android One; eyes low-price smartphone boom
- U.S. leaders call for 'war' on Ebola outbreak, pledge troops
- OECD unveils proposals to curb corporate tax avoidance
The United States has pledged to send 3,000 troops West Africa, using its military muscle to battle the biggest ever outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, with an unprecedented mission to build treatment clinics and train health workers. Full Article
Ahead of independence vote, Britain pledges state funding to Scotland. Full Article