Video: Cossacks Beat Up Pussy Riot Members at Sochi

After last year’s trial and imprisonment for openly questioning Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, Russian all-girl punk band Pussy Riot released a music video titled Putin Will Teach You How to Love Your Motherland. The video depicts footage of the group members being beaten by Russian militia at a sporting venue in Sochi.


Image source: Cbc.Ca

The band had been filming around Sochi over the weekend, and was subjected to several interruptions and detainment from the local authorities. The heat against the girls came to a head last Wednesday when Cossacks attacked them with horsewhips while they were shooting under an Olympic sign.

The video features members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina being attacked by men in uniform, interspersed with music and footage from their previous protests.

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