|  News |  Album Reviews |  Columns |  News Report |  Hall Of Fame |
// Top 50 DC Comics Superheroes (#50 - 41)
// Coco's Sexy Curves Rock a Tight Dress in New Instagram Pic
// The Top 7 Stars WWE Should Bring Back
// 411's UFC on FOX 11 Report 4.19.14
// Top 5 Playstation 1 Games

//  Jason Derulo - Talk Dirty Review
//  Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home Review
//  Kaiser Chiefs - Education, Education, Education & War Review
//  The Used - Imaginary Enemy Review
//  Howler - World of Joy Review
//  Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo Review
//  Kanye West
//  Rihanna
//  Nicki Minaj
//  Lil Wayne
//  Lady GaGa

411mania RSS Feeds

Follow 411mania on Twitter!

Add 411 On Facebook

 411mania » Music » News

Pussy Riot Announces that Formerly Jailed Members Are No Longer in the Band
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.06.2014

Per a statement on the official Pussy Riot blog, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina are no longer members of the feminist punk band Pussy Riot.

The statement reads:

"As it happened that we and [Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina] are now on the different sides of the barricades, please, separate us," reads the post on the Pussy Riot blog, signed by five band members, who have remained anonymous throughout the entire Pussy Riot case. Remember, we are no longer [Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina], and they are no longer Pussy Riot. Unfortunately, we cannot personally congratulate them on that because they refuse any contacts with us. However, to our regret, [Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina] got so much immersed in problems at Russian prisons that they completely forgot about the agenda and ideals of our band, such as feminism, separatist resistance, fight against totalitarianism and personality cult, [the pursuing of] which, basically, led to their unfair punishment."

Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina were released from prison last December under an amnesty bill.

THR reports that Pussy Riot members were reportedly upset by the fact that a poster for a recent Amnesty International concert in New York, which had a stage address from Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina, had a drawing of a man sporting a balaclava. They said, "We are a female separatist group, and a man cannot represent us either in real life or on a poster."

During the Amnesty International concert at New York's Barclay's Center on Feb. 6, Madonna led Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina onstage. The trio then called for release of all political prisoners.


Top 50 DC Comic Superheroes: #50-41

Top 8 Prince Singles

Carla Howe's Red Bikini Selfie

comments powered by Disqus

Copyright (c) 2011 411mania.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
Click here for our privacy policy. Please help us serve you better, fill out our survey.
Use of this site signifies your agreement to our terms of use.