Cover Osteuropa 6-8/2012

In Osteuropa 6-8/2012

“Join Us in a Taste of Freedom!”
Closing Statement of the Accused N. Tolokonnikova

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What Pussy Riot does is oppositional art or politics that draws upon the forms art has established… We were looking for authentic genuineness and simplicity, and we found them in the holy foolishness of our punk performances. Passion, openness, and naivety are superior to hypocrisy, cunning, and a contrived decency that conceals crimes. The state’s leaders stand with saintly expressions in church, but in their deceit, their sins are far greater than ours.

(Osteuropa 6-8/2012, pp. 219–224)