Sunday, 19 August 2012

Pussy Riot - the background

Pussy Riot (Thanks to Wikipedia for the image)


Pussy Riot are the only Russian punk group I have heard of.  I think I am in good company on that, as they seem to be a lot more interested in getting publicity for their political protests than their art. On the whole I don't approve of either religion or authoritarian tendencies in nominally democratic governments.  So I am sympathetic in a general sort of way to what Pussy Riot seem to be doing.  On the other hand, religious people are entitled to hold whatever beliefs they have and to practice those beliefs.  And those rights ought to include not having a punk band set up without permission in a cathedral.  So I am not sure that Pussy Riot have got their tactics quite right.


Read more on my new self hosted blog at http://historybooksreview.co.uk/pussy-riot-background/

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The beneficiaries of the collape of the Soviet Union were all former Communist Party members who knew how to exploit their previous favored status. Look at Putin, a former KGB agent, now a head of state with enormous personal wealth.

Mario said...

...in defend of the tactics of pussy riot one has to say that the Partiarchs of the russian orthodox church had already desecrates their holyiness by meddling into political affairs long before the incriminated incident...