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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova

Tolokonnikova in May 2014
Native name Надежда Андреевна Толоконникова
Born Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova
(1989-11-07) November 7, 1989 (age 27)
Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Residence California
Nationality Russian
Other names Nadya Tolokno (Надя Толокно)
Education Moscow State University
Occupation Student, Political Activist, Performance Artist
Years active 2008 to present
Organization Voina, Pussy Riot
Known for Provocative political protests; imprisonment for hooliganism
Criminal charge Hooliganism motivated by religious hatred
Criminal penalty 2 years imprisonment
Criminal status convicted on August 17, 2012, released under amnesty on December 23, 2013
Spouse(s) Pyotr Verzilov
Children Gera (b. 2008)
Awards LennonOno Grant for Peace
Hannah Arendt Prize (shared with fellow band-mate Maria Alyokhina)

Mordovian prisoners are afraid of their own shadows. They are completely terrified.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
The words we spoke and our entire punk performance aimed to express our disapproval of a specific political event: the patriarchs' support of Vladimir Putin, who has taken an authoritarian and anti-feminist course.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
It is possible to tolerate anything as long as it only affects you. But the method of collective punishment is bigger than that.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
We are the rebels asking for the storm, and believing that truth is only to be found in an endless search. If the 'World Spirit' touches you, do not expect that it will be painless.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
As a child, I wanted to go into advertising. I had a love affair with the advertising industry.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
In May 2013, my lawyer Dmitry Dinze filed a complaint about the conditions at PC-14 with the prosecutor's office. The deputy head of the colony, Lieutenant Colonel Kupriyanov, instantly made conditions at the camp unbearable.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
Modern capitalism seeks to assure us that it operates according to the principles of free creativity, endless development and diversity. It glosses over its other side in order to hide the reality that millions of people are enslaved by an all-powerful and fantastically stable norm of production. We want to reveal this lie.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova
I will not remain silent, resigned to watch as my fellow prisoners collapse under the strain of slavery-like conditions.
Nadezhda Tolokonnikova