Putin’s Favorite Enemy in Brazil This Weekend

For Pussy Riot's Nadya, the rise of the extreme right and intensive reaction of activism are connected because "I believe persons are trying desperately to find a response and this is a sign of being dissatisfied with traditional and liberal politics."

By Harold Emert

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Russian President Vladimir Putin's favorite enemy is coming to Brazil. The punk rock band Pussy Riot will be performing at Abril Pro Rock (Pernambuco music festival, April 19th) and the Fabrique Club (April 20th) in their first South American tour.

Last weekend, the band was in Argentina, where band leader Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 29, praised the pro-abortion movement.

"If Brazil is like Argentina, it should be very interesting. In Argentina, we had the participation of a Russian activist who talked about abortion, feminism, and human rights. I never experienced people reacting the . . .

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