Pussy Riot’s Masha Alyokhina visited Amsterdam’s Vrankrijk for a talk. Knik mag was present and reported on it. What follows is a reflection on the Russian prison system, the absurdity of laws that forbid cats to stomp too loudly, and the ways in which art and activism can interact.

It’s a quiet Wednesday in Amsterdam. On a narrow street in the shadow of the Royal Palace, community activists from all over Amsterdam and the Netherlands (and further beyond) gather to hear a rousing speech from Maria Alyokhina, better known as Masha from Pussy Riot, who has come to visit. Masha and her fellow activist Nadezhda (Nadia) Tolokonnikova, have stopped in Amsterdam on their way back from a trip to Paris to discuss the prison system there. Masha tells us that Nadia can’t join this evening as she’s catching up on some well-earned sleep. Nadia’s husband, Pyotr Verzilov, translates for Masha. Read the whole article here

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