Tolokonnikova in May 2014
|Native name||ÐÐ°Ð´ÐµÐ¶Ð´Ð° ÐÐ½Ð´Ñ€ÐµÐµÐ²Ð½Ð° Ð¢Ð¾Ð»Ð¾ÐºÐ¾Ð½Ð½Ð¸ÐºÐ¾Ð²Ð°|
|Born||Nadezhda Andreyevna Tolokonnikova
November 7, 1989
Norilsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
|Other names||Nadya Tolokno (ÐÐ°Ð´Ñ Ð¢Ð¾Ð»Ð¾ÐºÐ½Ð¾)|
|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|
|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.
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.
It is possible to tolerate anything as long as it only affects you. But the method of collective punishment is bigger than that.
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.
As a child, I wanted to go into advertising. I had a love affair with the advertising industry.
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.
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.
I will not remain silent, resigned to watch as my fellow prisoners collapse under the strain of slavery-like conditions.