Posted in music on February 19, 2014

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot may be free, but the masked members of the Russian feminist punks have had a tough time of it while protesting during the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Earlier this week, former (current?) members Masha Alyokhina and Nadya Tolokonnikov (who were in NYC not long ago) were arrested and detained, and now comes disturbing footage of Pussy Riot being pepper sprayed and whipped by Cossacks while trying to film a video:

An Associated Press video showed the Cossacks advancing on the five women and one man with whips, knocking them down and striking them. The performers had just been shown gathering quickly at an outdoor plaza in Sochi, about 20 miles from the Olympic Park, taking off coats, putting on their ski masks and preparing to perform when the Cossacks attacked.

The Cossacks roughly pulled off the masks and flicked their whips at the group. When the group escaped they tweeted what had happened, providing details and photos. They had been preparing to make a video of a new protest song, "Putin will teach you how to love your Motherland," when the Cossacks appeared and set upon them. - [Washington Post]

If unfamiliar with The Cossacks, the Washington Post story describes them:

The Cossacks, descended from czarist-era horsemen who patrolled the borders of the Russian empire, are remembered historically for leading pogroms against Jews. Today they are socially conservative and ardent supporters of the Russian Orthodox Church. Recently, they have been revived as a sort of volunteer citizen patrol, and about 800 of them have supplemented the police providing security for the Winter Games here. On patrol, they often wear military-style jackets and high lambskin hats.
That video, not pleasant to watch, is below...

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Comments (87)

No orgy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:14 PM

^^^^^gotta be pregnant for that

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:15 PM

They should practice writing a good song. The fuck.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:16 PM

Gives new definition to the term * pussy whipped*.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:18 PM

Just call it a day - plus, they don't sing in English. #Merica

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:19 PM

someone please make a devo mix

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:21 PM

I'm sorry but these idiots deserve everything they get. Book a show, pass out flyers w information about things that make you angry, have a little banter and get your word out.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:28 PM

cossacks rules

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:31 PM

I approve of the Cossacks.

Posted by A. Non | February 19, 2014 2:32 PM

Who didn't see this one coming? Whipping's a bit harsh but these girls should give up the charade of these public shows and head into the studio. Then we could actually form an opinion of their band.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:35 PM

2:28 - remember your comment whenever you get yourself into an oopsie pickle jam. You never know what's going to happen tomorrow, do you?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:41 PM

^12 comments, 1 pathetic old man making all of them.

So sad...

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:41 PM

hey 2:41 it is all about choice and they chose wrong. one of these days they will realize that they were wrong and have accomplished nothing, but make a spectacle of themselves in the public eye. lets hide behind ski masks, create terrible music and never have a chance to do any good for anyone. might be heroes in russia and for some uneducated people over here, but their theatrics are boring and they are not fighting the good fight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:49 PM

my dad owns a BMW motherfucker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 2:58 PM

wow brooklyn vegan commenters are actually the worst. cossacks have always been evil shit stains (ex: the khmelnytsky uprising and massacre of jews) and this is just another example of the oppression and human rights violations perpetrated by the russian government. pussy riot may not be totally musically accessible to white male bourgie fucks like yourselves but defending oppressors makes u almost as despicable

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:11 PM

#FAIL

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:14 PM

So can we get some Cossacks in Williamsburg?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:14 PM

wow that broke up quick.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:15 PM

What a bunch of completely ignorant assholes commenting on here. Yes, tell the women that are protesting their totalitarian, oppressive government to just shut the fuck up, stop protesting and accept it, because obviously that's how things change. They clearly have bigger balls than any of you.

Posted by some angry feminist | February 19, 2014 3:17 PM

^3:17 THANK YOU

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:17 PM

The iPods.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:20 PM

2:48/2:49 - so in case you're faced with get a government-sponsored beat down where you're at. Just remember your armchair musings here on good ol BV. All is fair in love and war.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:27 PM

3:27 You do realize you're giving this guy (ONE GUY posting all of these lame, try hard troll comments) exactly what he wants by responding, right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:30 PM

Cossacks are pieces of shit; like most of the morons who've commented here.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:35 PM

Instead of caring about the harsh treatment of people deliberately breaking the law in their country, how about we focus our attention to our countries harsh punishment towards our own citizens. http://www.ongamers.com/articles/league-of-legends-player-who-reportedly-made-terrorist-threat-faces-up-to-10-years-in-prison/1100-894/

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:42 PM

hipsters like cossacks now b/c pussy riot isn't cool anymore. that's perfect.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:49 PM

Will you guys keep it down? I'm trying to watch the video again!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:49 PM

Come on, you know they loved it
Right on the lead of the 6:00 Russian news

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:51 PM

Pussy Riot is the new Amanda Palmer

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:51 PM

this is probably the only place on the internet besides breitbart news and white supremacist message boards where you'd find pro-cossacks comments.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:56 PM

@3:30 no trolling here. I stand by my words.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 3:58 PM

BV Riots > Pussy Riot

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:01 PM

3:56 that's cause this board is largely sheltered 15 year old white EDM fans trying to be edgy by being contrarian

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:01 PM

4:04 please, I've got problems yes, but being a 15 year old is not one of them

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:06 PM

RIP BOB CASALE
WHIP IT GOOD

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:35 PM

Wow, somebody missed snack time

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:37 PM

the best part of this was getting to hear Bob Costas say Pussy Riot more times then needed on the TV.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:37 PM

@4:34 I will start the slow hand clap. Well said sir, well said.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:40 PM

SOMEBODY DIED ASSHOLES!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:42 PM

who died? people die every day. who are you referring to?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:43 PM

4:43 needs snack time stat
Somebody call Pizza Hut
Uh, wrong thread
Never mind

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:48 PM

my dad owns a BMW motherfucker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:51 PM

they barely got whijped. she women like to be whijped, I have seen it on the web.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 4:53 PM

These chicks are going to start turning up dead if they're not careful. Once people stop paying attention the Russian goon squad will have free reign to discreetly erase them.

On a lighter note, are any of these broads as hot as Nadya?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 5:02 PM

4:42 - For the record, it's ASSWIPES. Get your memes straight.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 5:08 PM

"My grandmother never gave gifts. She was too busy being raped by Cossacks." Woody Allen, Annie Hall

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 5:33 PM

"BV trolls and Pussy Riot sittin in a tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G"

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 6:02 PM

I would love to see this happen to 'Improv Everywhere'

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 6:26 PM

whip those bitches! yeah.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 6:45 PM

Devo asshole dies, then the next day, WHIP IT GOOD! Oh Fuck yesssssss.

Posted by jElenidis07 | February 19, 2014 7:10 PM

They'll be performing at Bonnaroo.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:30 PM

who is vlad putin boning?

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:44 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 8:57 PM

Can't read all these stupid comments, but Pussy Riot sucks and deserves this to the fullest. Too bad it didn't kill them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 9:22 PM

^Dewd, ur sooooo controversial!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 9:50 PM

Crack that whip..

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 10:18 PM

You're what Grammy Hall would call a real Jew

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:28 PM

L-I-N-5-A-N-I-T-Y!

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:41 PM

LIN$ANITY for L1F3

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2014 11:42 PM

***BEST COMMENT AWARD***

This will teach those bitches not to have shitty concerts at Barclays Center. Fucking stupid annoying bitches!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:09 AM

314pm That's a brilliant idea!

317pm These bimbos are not going to change anything. They are getting laughed at except by maybe Madonna, who needs the publicity.

351pm They are lame but c'mon, that's a low blow!

356pm So true. Isn't it wonderful?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 2:48 AM

12:09 - LOL

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 3:20 AM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 4:43 AM

These comments are great and all, but......is the hot one ok?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 8:22 AM

^ seriously. I think a lot of people don't understand that we're biologically programmed to care more about the hottest contingent. Even if they're pregnant and having sex with gross guys in a museum. Where is that kid?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 8:42 AM

These are seriously unfunny comments. You all have lost your game, and you are become boring.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 8:47 AM

Help us, Bill Cosby, you're our only hope.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 8:51 AM

The Cossacks beat them before they got a chance to finish the song. I was actually liking the first few seconds of it. Was kind of catchy

Anyone know where i can get a copy?

Is anyone doing a remix of it yet? Maybe James Murphy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 8:56 AM

Can the Cossacks come to NYC and whip every douche who commented on this thread? This is a violation of basic human rights, assholes!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:09 AM

@ 8:47/ 9:09

Exactly what I was thinking.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:21 AM

YOU NO RUIN SKOCHEE LYMPICS. TAKE THAT, GIRL EEN MASK.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:26 AM

@ 9:09 we all understand that this is a violation of human rights, but these people are truly idiots. lets continue to protest and make a mockery of the same country and government that just had two of your members in jail for some time. hmmm, stay out of jail or continue to get arrested without ever getting your point across? seems like a pretty simple answer.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:27 AM

@9:27

Not 'getting their point across' ? It's international news.

It's a question of thuggery vs free speech. Simple.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:47 AM

Not being in the great orgy of 2012 is tough 9:27. I understand your anger.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:49 AM

Pussy, get moose and squirrel!

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 9:54 AM

"It's international news." yeah and most people are saying enough already. go do something practical with your lives. you are failing miserably with these acts and we don't feel sorry for you anymore. go sell your story to a book press, make some money and get the fuck out of russia.

Posted by Anonymous | February 20, 2014 12:22 PM

At least use your real first names scarred cats. Now Onto the point I just don't like what pussy riot is doing there doing it KNOWING full well it would happen. Another point is if they want to make a point cant they do something else besides just screaming all day in front of religious places?

Posted by anthony | February 23, 2014 12:53 AM

Can BV please post the new news/video of people throwing garbage at these 2 attention seekers so we can continue making fun of them?

Posted by Anonymous | March 6, 2014 3:51 PM

i think woody was too busy boning his adopted daughter to care bout cossacks and his grandma

Posted by Anonymous | March 8, 2014 7:38 PM

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