In an exclusive interview, three members of Russian feminist punk group 'Pussy Riot' talk about staging 'punk prayers', why they are angry with Putin's sexist regime, and the empowering effect of anonymity.
On 21st February, feminist punk band 'Pussy Riot' entered Moscow's largest church to perform a song asking the Virgin Mary to "rid us of Putin".Whilst three members have been dragged through the courts, another three remain in hiding. "The main concept was to appeal to the Virgin Mary, because the Virgin is the protector of Russia", one of the hidden members, 'Sparrow', explains. "We can show that actions can change the situation in Russia. When I put on my mask, I feel like a person who can do anything", another member, 'Squirrel' adds. "Putin is really afraid of the people".