1. They were masked when they invaded the church, with bare arms because they knew the church prohibits that in its buildings, they lifted their legs as in a sexual act, etc. Does ANYONE here know what they were, ahem, “protesting” in the church? Here is the text they read:
Holy s**t, s**t, Lord’s s**t!
Holy s**t, s**t, Lord’s s**t!
St. Maria, Virgin, become a feminist…
Patriarch Gundyaev believes in Putin
B*tch, you better believe in God
So much for the lies about them “pleading to the Virgin Mary” etc.
They insulted and offended churchgoers this way, so they broke the law against hooliganism. The same kind of laws exist in all countries, and most U.S. states. In Britain, if you insult someone’s religious belief or race, you go to jail. Same kind of law. (In Britain the max penalty is 14 years, in Russia only five.) It would be illegal in France, in Poland, in Germany, in most of the United States, etc.
What if skinheads occupied a synagogue in the U.S. and shouted the same kind of insults, but against Judaism? What would the media say?
2. Pu**y Riot is not a “band” as Western media call it. It is a left-wing extremist group. They have held no concerts or recordings, they have never written a song. But yes, beginning in November 2011 they have included some “music” in their defacings and attacks, so thus they are called a “band”.
Tolokonnikova, one of the women, has written a manifesto where she praises Karl Marx, Feuerbach, and various communists.
“Pu**y Riot” is an outgrowth from the organization “Voina”, which means War in Russian. They have open connections to the U.S. government-sponsored National Endowment for Democracy. For example, Oksana Chelysheva, one of the leaders, is also “Deputy Executive Director” of the Russian-Chechen Friendship Society, a strange pro-extremist outfit which is funded by the NED. Chelysheva also has other extensive US government ties through her leadership roles in other NED and George Soros-funded outfits like the Finnish-Russian Civic Forum and the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum.
3. They openly admit that their acts are criminal. For example, aside from the “Holy s**t, s**t” masked shouting in the church, Voina/Pu**y Riot have also done the following:
–Attacked “capitalist” McDonald’s staff by throwing live cats at them. An attack against innocent people, but also an act of animal cruelty.
–Overturned police cars, once with a police officer inside
–Stolen a frozen chicken in a store and, in the store, inserted it in the vagina of one of the group’s members
–Firebombed property with petrol bombs
–Staged full penetration sex at a museum
–Painted a penis on a St. Petersburg Bridge
–Staged a hanging of an immigrant and a homosexual in a supermarket
–Publicly spilled large living cockroaches on the stomach of a pregnant member of the group (Tolokonnikova again)
They have therefore violated public decency laws many times. Russian authorities have been far more tolerant with this left-wing extremist groups’ crimes than most Western countries would have been.
Note: the Cathedral was destroyed by the Soviet communists in 1931. It was rebuilt in 1991 through private donations from millions of Russian Orthodox believers, at a time of extreme poverty. These Orthodox believers had been persecuted for decades by the Pu**y Riot org’s ideological brethren. Thousands of priests had been killed. Believers were harrassed for generations. The rebuilt Cathedral therefore has immense value, and it was this value the “Pu**y Riot” group wanted to attack.
– Thomas Webb