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Pussy Riot share video for Dave Sitek-produced “Chaika,” participating in “Art, Sex & Disobedience” discussion in NYC

by Tatiana Tenreyro

Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot released a new protest song/video in their native language, “Chaika.” It was produced by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek, and has them shifting from their punk beginnings to hip-hop, and it satirizes Russia’s Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika. The band issued a statement about the track, saying:

Pussy Riot demands an immediate investigation against General Prosecutor Chaika and his family, as well as against all the top officials in his office. We hope that the CHAIKA music video will help to convince people that we cannot live in a country where its top law enforcement official is the brightest symbol of corruption and murder. Pussy Riot hopes that people around the world will help us voice our outrage and turn Russia into a country where people like Chaika can no longer exist.

The video plays up its shock factor in true Pussy Riot fashion, complete with torture scenes and devouring a chicken. Watch the video below.

Pussy Riot’s Masha and Ksenia Zhivago are participating in a discussion titled  “Art, Sex & Disobedience,” on February 22 at B.B. King Blues Club in NYC. Moderated by Orange Is The New Black author Piper Kerman, they’ll hit on topics such as human rights, LGBT rights, prisoner’s rights, and more.  Tickets are on sale now.

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