Pussy Riot: Putin Wages “Invisible War” against the Russian People

Maria Alyokhina of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot. Photo: oslofreedomforum.com

HAVANA TIMES – Conceptual artist and Russian activist Maria Alyokhina said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is waging a war against his own people, reported dpa news.

“Putin and (the secret service) FSB are waging an invisible war against their own people,” Alyokhina told dpa on the occasion of a performance by the punk group in the German city of Ludwigshafen.

The Kremlin confronts its detractors with pure hatred and those who defend European values ??openly in Russia are considered enemies of the state, she said. “Many people are afraid to speak frankly, but true power is not based on fear.”

Alyokhina was sentenced along with two other women from their band in 2012 to two years in prison for “vandalism motivated by religious hatred” after staging an artistic act of protest in Moscow’s main cathedral. At the end of 2013 she regained her freedom.

“I am happy we were able to do that performance, I don’t regret it,” said Alyokhina, adding that the situation has worsened in Russia since then due to events such as the annexation of the Crimean peninsula.

“There is a social and economic crisis since the beginning of the war against the Ukraine,” she said.

Alyokhina added that Putin’s popularity is based on the power of the state media. “If you give the opposition a national television channel for a month you will see another Russia and the real support level of Putin.”



One thought on “Pussy Riot: Putin Wages “Invisible War” against the Russian People

  • Putin is the Russian version of trump.
    They both have this lame-assed, nationalistic, let’s make this place great again appeal.
    The difference between these two dastardly leaders is that Putin has significantly above average intelligence and also has cojones.
    The incumbent US Liar-in-Chief cannot compare. Everything he has is as a result of inheritance.
    He will go down in history as a pudgy daddy’s boy and as Putin’s little White House Lackey.
    Putin is trump’s substitute father figure.
    The White House has had some incumbents who have been unfit for office in the past……
    But this current individual who seemingly begs the Russian Leader for a regular bad boy spanking is surely the worst of a bad bunch………..
    In a barrel full of rotten apples there will always be one apple which is more rotten and rancid than all the rest………………………..
    People need to choose to do what they wanna do………..
    In Russia and the USA and they can vote either for or against the Putins and trumps of this world.
    And in Cuba they can vote either for or against the proffered constitution.

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