They announced a hunger strike in response, saying that two working days was inadequate time to finish preparing their trial defense. In early July, a poll conducted in Moscow found that half of the respondents opposed the trial while 36 percent supported it; the rest being undecided. The defendants pleaded not guilty, saying that they had not meant their protest to be offensive.
It is an idiomatic expression, related to the previous verse — about the fusion of Moscow patriarchy and the government. This opinion is not blasphemy. Cathedral guards quickly moved against the protesters, trying to detain them and taking off their balaclavas. Pussy Riot said their protest was a political statement, but prosecutors said the band was trying to "incite religious hatred" against the Orthodox Church.
Thus central issues of the case were the definition of "hatred" against a religion, and whether blasphemy can exist in a secular state. All three were convicted by the judge and sentenced to two years in a penal colony on August 17, The judge stated that they had "crudely undermined the social order" with their protest, showing a "complete lack of respect" for believers. Both supporters and critics of the band demonstrated at their sentencing hearing.
Former Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin described the verdict as "yet another blow to the court system and citizens' trust in it", harming the country's international image. Many churches were destroyed and all our traditional faiths suffered huge damage. On October 1, , an appellate hearing was postponed in the Moscow City Court a regional court , similar to the supreme court of a republic after Samutsevich informed a panel of three judges that she wished to terminate the representation of her defense attorneys as "My position in the criminal case does not coincide with their position.
In an interview for his 60th birthday broadcast on October 7, shortly before the appeal was heard, Putin said that Pussy Riot had "undermined the moral foundations" of the country and that they "got what they asked for". On October 10, Samutsevich's new lawyer, Irina Khrunova, argued that her client had not in fact committed the acts of hooliganism in the church as she was prevented from accessing the soleas by church security.
The court appeared to accept this argument, and released Samutsevich on two years' probation. However, the judges rejected the appeals of Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina, upholding their convictions and sentences. Writing for The New Republic , Russian-American journalist Julia Ioffe commented that by arguing that Samutsevich was innocent because she had not participated, Khrunova's defense had implied that Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina had in fact committed a crime, and had cut off "the one path to redemption that the group actually had: ignoring the court's proceedings and denying its legitimacy".
Some commentators saw Samutsevich's unexpected release as a divide and rule tactic on the part of the authorities. A convicted fraudster named Irina Orlova was placed in the same cell as Samutsevich, where she apparently gained her trust and persuaded her to change lawyers. Any alleged agreement with authorities would have required Samutsevich to publicly denounce her former lawyers. Initial reports suggested that the women would serve their sentence in one of three provinces.
The women asked authorities to let them serve their sentence at the pre-trial detention facility in Moscow. It is the former location of the Dubravlag labor camp complex of the Gulag system.
Meanwhile, IK has a harder reputation. In November , Alyokhina requested to be voluntarily placed in solitary confinement , citing "strained relations" with her fellow prisoners. On September 23, , Tolokonnikova announced that she was staging a hunger strike in protest of alleged human rights violations in the prison. A translation of her letter describing the prison conditions was published in The Guardian.
In response to questions posed by The Guardian and handed to the band through their lawyer, Pussy Riot accused Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church of orchestrating the case.
It's not that we were helpless, it was a situation of despair. They didn't listen to us. We could have sat downstairs, where you wait till you're taken to the courtroom, and not go in at all and everything would've gone the same way. The fact that we took part physically [in the trial] didn't actually change anything. Russian human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva called the judgment politically motivated and "not in line with the law, common sense or mercy". The foreign ministries of the United States and of European Union nations called the sentence "disproportionate".
According to BBC Monitoring, in the European and American press there was "almost universal condemnation" of the two-year sentence imposed on the three members of the group. Simon Jenkins of The Guardian argued the West was being hypocritical, in that excessively harsh prison terms were by no means unknown in Western countries.
On June 30, , Vladimir Putin signed a bill imposing jail terms and fines for insulting people's religious feelings, which some have seen as a response to the "punk prayer" performed by the Pussy Riot in a Moscow cathedral. This is basically the reason why we wouldn't go to the Cathedral of Christ the Savior again — or, unquestionably, to any other church for that matter," Alyokhina said. Though they were due for release in March , on December 19, , Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina would be freed under a general amnesty.
Putin said the amnesty was not drafted with Pussy Riot in mind but to mark the 20th anniversary of Russia's post-Soviet constitution. In a letter from prison after their sentences were upheld, Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina disowned the actions of Tolokonnikova's husband, Verzilov , accusing him of having co-opted Pussy Riot by acting as its frontman without their consent: "His statements are lies, in the name of giving himself the status of the founder and legal representative of Pussy Riot, when in fact, he is not.
Actually, Pyotr Verzilov has occupied Pussy Riot through this strange, quasi-fraudulent activity. As a representative of the group, I am outraged. We are going to find out what happened". A trademark dispute arose in October and November , when it was discovered that the group's defense attorney, Mark Feygin, had attempted to register "Pussy Riot" as a trademarked brand name in Russia. On April 6, , Feygin applied to Rospatent without the knowledge of his clients, seeking to assign the brand to a company owned by his wife, Natalia Kharitanova-Feygin.
This would give them exclusive rights to produce Pussy Riot-branded products. On November 19, Feygin and the two other original lawyers for Pussy Riot withdrew from the case prior to Tolokonnikova's appeal, stating that they felt the court would be more likely to grant the appeal if the three were no longer a part of the defense.
In a letter dated February 1, and published by her father on the Echo of Moscow web site, Tolokonnikova distanced herself from Samutsevich, saying "Samutsevich hasn't written to me for two months.
That's it, to me she is already dead. There will be no more talk of collaborating after this. The court's decision aroused little sensation domestically. The Christ the Savior Cathedral was destroyed in on the order of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin it was rebuilt in the s , adding to the location's significance to believers.
Overall opinion was for the most part negative or indifferent. The conservatism of the public was criticized by some Russian commentators. In the statement published after the sentence had been announced, the Russian Orthodox Church stated that while the actions of Pussy Riot were offensive to "millions of people," the Church called "on the state authorities to show mercy to the people convicted within the framework of the law, in the hope that they will refrain from repeating blasphemous actions.
The connection between Pussy Riot and the political performance art group Voina was highlighted by some of the group's critics, who called it an "aggravating moral circumstance" in the eyes of the conservative public which constitutes about 60 per cent of Russians.
Tolokonnikova was part of a performance in which couples were photographed having public sex in the Timiryazev State Biology Museum in Moscow in February They then uploaded it onto the Internet. The authorities should have looked into this, too. Some critics made little or no distinction between Pussy Riot and Voina, incorrectly attributing past actions of Voina to Pussy Riot. In particular, a notorious performance by Voina in St.
Petersburg, in which a woman stole a chicken from a supermarket by stuffing it in her vagina , is sometimes cited by detractors of Pussy Riot.
However, there is no evidence that members of Moscow-based Pussy Riot participated in this action. But the only performances we'll participate in are illegal ones. We refuse to perform as part of the capitalist system, at concerts where they sell tickets. French singer Mireille Mathieu , who frequently performed in Russia, was one of the few western entertainers to speak out against Pussy Riot, saying they had committed a sacrilege.
Nevertheless, she asked for "indulgence" lenience or pardon for the three women. From to , The Voice Project coordinated donations through an international legal defense and support fund for Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina of during their imprisonment, which supported the women's legal expenses, supplied them with provisions while in the prison camps and child care, in addition to safety monitoring by local Russian lawyers.
A letter of support from members of the German parliament, the Bundestag , was sent to the Russian Ambassador to Germany, Vladimir Grinin. It described proceedings against the women as disproportionate and draconian. Amnesty International called the conviction "a bitter blow for freedom of expression". These women should never have been charged with a hate crime and should be released immediately.
A Punk Prayer for Freedom to raise funds for the legal defense team. On September 22, Yoko Ono awarded the band the biennial LennonOno Grant for Peace , stating that she intended to work for the group's immediate release.
The nomination provoked opposition from many theology experts, including leadership of the Evangelical Church in Germany EKD. Clinton referred to Pussy Riot as a group of "strong and brave young women" who "refuse to let their voices be silenced. Protests were held around the world after the sentence was announced. In Bulgaria , people put masks, similar to those worn by Pussy Riot, on a Soviet sculpture.
In Kiev , Inna Shevchenko , a topless feminist activist from the group FEMEN , used a chainsaw to destroy a four-meter wooden sculpture of Christ on the cross, on a hill overlooking the city center. We wouldn't take our clothes off, and will not.
Their latest action, the sawing of the cross, does not create a feeling of solidarity, unfortunately. The trio yelled slogans and held up a banner reading "Free Pussy Riot and all prisoners" in English. They were taken out by cathedral officials and then were charged with disturbing a religious service and breaching the peace. Assault charges were dropped. One of the three, identified as "Patrick H. Crosses were also cut down in at least four locations in Russia.
Petersburg native residing in Germany, poured ink over an icon in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in support of Pussy Riot. A Punk Prayer for Freedom compiling writings about the punk collective. The Press collaborated closely with the band's members, and proceeds from the book's sales were given in support of Pussy Riot's legal defense.
The book was released in print in February Through interviews with the band members, their family members and friends, Gessen captured the biographies of Yekaterina Samutsevich, Maria Alyokhina, and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and how they formed Pussy Riot.
Gessen provided the historical, cultural, and political context for the band's protests, performances, and music, and also covered their arrest and jail time. It was directed by Mike Lerner and Maksim Pozdorovkin, and featured publicly available footage of the court proceedings and interviews with the families of the band members, but no interviews with the band members themselves.
Among other things she reiterated that she had no intention of turning Pussy Riot into a commercial venture. Pussy versus Putin was a documentary film chronicling the history of the group, directed by the Russian film collective, Gogol's Wives. In , Nadya Tolokonnikova and Pyotr Verzilov founded MediaZona , an independent Russian news website that focuses on abuses and corruption in the criminal justice system.
In early November prosecutors applied under anti-extremism legislation to Zamoskvoretsky District Court to ban several Pussy Riot videos, including the video of the group's performance in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Materials found to be extremist by a court are added to the Federal List of Extremist Materials maintained by the Ministry of Justice , potentially making it a criminal offense to disseminate them within Russia.
The ruling restricted access to the videos and to Pussy Riot's LiveJournal blog and other websites. Damir Gainutdinov of the Agora human rights group argued that the anti-extremism laws were being applied inappropriately, saying "Everyone says that the [Cathedral of Christ the Savior] video hurt the feelings of religious people, but it didn't contain any calls for extremist actions, so it cannot be extremist". Yekaterina Samutsevich called the ruling a "direct recognition of artistic censorship" in Russia.
In the case of mothers of young children, Russian law allows for deferment of a prison sentence until the child reaches the age of Such a request was controversially granted in to Anna Shavenkova, who had been sentenced to two years and six months prison for vehicular manslaughter.
It was alleged that her request was granted because of her family connections. On October 19, , the Khamovniki District Court in Moscow rejected an appeal for deferment of sentence filed by Violetta Volkova on behalf of Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina, on the grounds that the case did not fall within its jurisdiction.
Alyokhina's appeal was rejected on January 16, , the judge stating that the presence of her child was already taken into account during her original sentence.
On July 24, , a Russian court turned down an appeal by Maria Alyokhina against a previous court ruling that denied her an early release on parole.
On December 19, , the state Duma approved a general amnesty for various prisoners; among those who qualified for amnesty were those in prison for non-violent offences and mothers of young children. It was expected that Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina would be among those who were released. Following her release, Alyokhina went to meet with human rights activists. But I don't consider this humane or merciful. This is a lie. The two said that they would not be performing in shows but were starting an organization to work for better conditions for prison inmates and that they still wanted Putin removed from government.
Both said that Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky is their role model, a man whom Tolokonnikova said is a "human rights champion undeterred by fear. They were invited to the stage by Madonna. The same day a group of anonymous participants of the Pussy Riot group who avoided prosecution for their performance published an open letter protesting Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina calling themselves members of Pussy Riot. We are all—female separatist collective—no man can represent us either on a poster or in reality.
We belong to leftist anti-capitalist ideology—we charge no fees for viewing our artwork, all our videos are distributed freely on the web, the spectators to our performances are always spontaneous passers by, and we never sell tickets to our "shows.
Our performances are always 'illegal,' staged only in unpredictable locations and public places not designed for traditional entertainment. The distribution of our clips is always through free and unrestricted media channels. We are anonymous, because we act against any personality cult, against hierarchies implied by appearance, age and other visible social attributes.
We cover our heads, because we oppose the very idea of using female face as a trademark for promoting any sort of goods or services.
The mixing of the rebel feminist punk image with the image of institutionalized defenders of prisoners' rights, is harmful for us as collective, as well as it is harmful for the new role that Nadia and Masha have taken on.
In response Tolokonnikova and Alyokhina stated that: . When we were jailed, Pussy Riot immediately became very popular and widely known, and it turned from just a group to essentially an international movement.
Anybody can be Pussy Riot, you just need to put on a mask and stage an active protest of something in your particular country, wherever that may be, that you consider unjust. And we're not here as the leaders of Pussy Riot or determining what Pussy Riot is and what it does or what it says.
We are just two individuals that spent two years in jail for taking part in a Pussy Riot protest action. The authorities explained that the arrest was in connection with a theft at a hotel in Sochi.
On February 19, , during the second attempt to film "Putin Will Teach You to Love the Motherland" near the building of Sochi Seaport the group was beaten by uniformed Cossacks working in a security capacity for the Olympics. The video of the performance was posted on YouTube on February 19, On March 6, , during a visit to Nizhny Novgorod as part of a campaign for prisoners' rights, a group of unknown men wearing Ribbon of Saint George medals doused group members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alyokhina, and Taisia Krugovykh with brilliant green dye, allegedly damaging their eyes.
Alyokhina also suffered a concussion after being hit with a jar containing brilliant green. On February 27, , three band members had been detained by Russian police somewhere between Moscow and the Crimea.
This detention came after the band demonstrated outside of a Siberian prison to free Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov. Later that day Pussy Riot tweeted that the detained band members were safe. They named their performance "Policeman Enters the Game".
Croatia defender Dejan Lovren pushed one of the invaders to the ground before security personnel escorted them off. A statement issued from Pussy Riot listed the aims of their protest and their demands on the Russian authorities to:. There was a conspicuous act of bravery in the second half of this week's World Cup championship game The play-acting police that Pussy Riot put out onto the field during the World Cup championship were intended to signal to the roughly 80, spectators in the stadium, many of whom were visiting foreign football fans, that in the real Russia they couldn't see during the games, police and security forces intrude into everyday life.
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Widen's original draft of the script differed significantly from the film. The initial story was darker and more violent. Connor is born in rather than He lives with his mother and father. Heather does not exist; Connor is promised to a girl named Mara, who rejects him when she learns that he is immortal.
Connor willingly leaves his village, instead of being banished. His alias is Richard Tupin and his weapon is a custom broadsword. He is not a savage, but a cold-blooded killer. Brenda is Brenna Cartwright. Other elements were changed during the rewrite. Initially, immortals could have children; in the draft Connor is said to have had In a flashback in the first draft, Connor attends the funeral of one of his sons.
His wife in her 70s and his two sons, who are in their mid 50s, see him revealed as an immortal. In the early draft, there is no release of energy when an immortal kills another nor is there any mention of the Prize.
Immortals can still sense each other and when Connor finally kills the Knight, he feels a sharp burning pain. As he sense another immortal nearby, the ending implies this is simply one of many battles the Game continues. Kurt Russell was first approached to portray Connor MacLeod but his partner Goldie Hawn advised him not to take the part.
Scott Glenn was considered for both the role of Connor Macleod as well as the Kurgan. British musician Sting was also considered for the role and was also intended to provide the soundtrack for the film. Director Russell Mulcahy was then flipping through a magazine and saw a photograph of Christopher Lambert from his recent role as the title hero of Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes. He couldn't speak English. But he had the perfect look.
And he learned English very fast. Gregory Widen had originally envisioned Connor as a very serious, grim character following centuries of violence and loss. The film however portrayed MacLeod as a person who has suffers loss and fears new attachment but doesn't deny the possibility of love, maintains a sense of humor about life, and tells his adopted daughter to have hope and remain optimistic.
In a interview with HeyUGuys, Lambert said part of what he found appealing about Connor MacLeod was the man still having humor and hope despite his long life and many losses. That is what amazed me about him the most How do you cope with that pain?
How do you have the strength to keep on walking, to keep being positive and optimistic? To be capable of falling in love again when you know the pain it creates when you lose them. Widen also had a different vision of the Kurgan originally.
He was much more tortured. The Kurgan in Highlander as it is pretty much like Freddy [Krueger] — he's just a cackling psychopath. I envisaged him as a guy who loses everything over time. The only thing he could hold onto, to give him a reason to get up in the morning, was to finish this thing — finish it with our guy [MacLeod]. It was more about that… it was just a reason to get up in the morning. Otherwise, what is the point?
Everything is impermanent, everything is lost. That made him much more serious — in a weird way, a sympathetic bad guy. Nick Nolte and Roy Scheider. Brooke Adams was the producers first choice for the role. The budget was put up by Thorn EMI.
Director Russell Mulcahy filmed Highlander using music video techniques including fast cutting and pacy music. In preparation, actor Christopher Lambert spent months working with a dialect coach four hours in the morning and sword-training with Bob Anderson four hours in the afternoon who had been a Darth Vader stunt double in the Star Wars franchise.
On filming a scene underwater in a Scottish loch , Lambert said, "The first time it's a surprise. I thought the water would be cold, but not that cold. The second time you know it is going to be freezing.
The third time you turn away and you say, 'That's the last take you're doing. Smith said, "I stuck part of a drain pipe above Chris's kilt out of camera range, and fed live trout down the tube. Smith also had difficulties shooting MacLeod meeting the Kurgan. It was raining that day and the crew had to use umbrellas and hair dryers to prevent water from hitting the camera lenses and appearing on the film. Smith also remembered that Lambert, who was near-sighted, "kept forgetting to take off his glasses as he came over the hill on his horse.
The filming of the parking garage scene took place in two different places. The scene where the MacLeod clan sets off to battle is supposed to take place "in the village of Glenfinnan , on the shore of Loch Shiel " in the Lochaber area, but was actually filmed at Eilean Donan Castle, which is in the same general area but is really on the shore of Loch Duich , a sea loch near Kyle of Lochalsh and the Isle of Skye. According to the DVD commentary, the film's climax was originally intended to take place on top of the Statue of Liberty.
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