Pussy Riot use footage of cossack horsewhipping in new music video

One day after a video of Pussy Riot being horsewhipped by cossacks in Sochi went viral, the band had released a new music video in which the footage is heavily featured, amid anti-Putin rhetoric.

And a day later the video was released. But instead of reenacted scenes of police beatings, this music video, courtesy of Sochi’s over-zealous Cossacks, features real live state violence perpetrated against unarmed dissidents. Hard to imagine a more fitting music video for Vladimir Putin’s favorite whipping girls.

Pussy Riot’s New Music Video Shows Sochi Beatdown [Denver Nicks/Time]

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  1. WTB translation.

    I can't say that I'm overly fond of their aesthetic, but I am always thrilled to see anyone anywhere stand up bravely in the face of oppression.

  2. Wow, I even liked music in this one!

  3. I'm no expert on punk rock, but I'm guessing its purest form is unmediated revolutionary energy. These women are special. These women are catalyst.

  4. Eksrae says:

    I wish I were the one who wrote this, but, "In America, pussy whips you!"

  5. Rindan says:

    Those kids are mad punk rock.

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